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San Francisco Public Library 

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REFERENCE BOOK 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JAN 1 1806 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will be held on Wednesday^- January 15, 19 86 at 4:00 PM 
in the Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street 



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I. 



Dianne Feinstein 




MAYOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 


II. 


DIRECTOR 


COMMISSIONERS 




Roselyne C. Swig 


III. 


■"resident 




Dmitri Veclensky. |r. 




/ice President 


IV. 


/ernon Alley 




rimothy Duncan 




William Caylord 




o Hanson 




Robert LaRocca 


V. 


acqueline Nemerovski 




rVilliam Paterson 




'iero Patri 




"eter Rodriguez 




cay Taliaferro 


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-X OFFICIO MEMBERS 




'residents of the 




ine Arts Museum, 




ibrary Commission, 


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Manning Commission. 


tecreatlon and Park 




Commission 






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XI. 



David Anthony/Sculpture Proposal for Bluxome 
Street Fire Station 



Grattan Playground/Art Enrichment/Joe Slusky 

Saturn Steps/Art Enrichment/Mark Bulwinkle 

Bruce Hasson/Art Enrichment/Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Final Inspection: January 27, 1986 

Art Concept for Father Alfred Boeddekker Recreation 
Center 

Plaque Design for Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking 
Garage 

Review of Public Art Statement Prepared by 
Commissioner Hanson 

Art Enrichment/Performing Arts Garage 

Scheduling of Final Inspection for Mary Fuller/ 
West Side Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Lombard Fillmore Parking Garage/Art Enrichment 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 






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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
was held on Wednesday/ January 15, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the 
Arts Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Jo Hanson 
Robert La Rocca 



Peter Rodriguez 



Dlanne Felnsteln 
VWYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
loselyne C. Swig 
'resident 

)mltri Vedensky. |r. 
Ice President 
'ernon Alley 
Imothy Duncan 
Vllllam Caylord 
d Hanson 
lobert URocca 
»cquellne Nemerovskl 
Vllliam Paterson 
lero Patri 
eter Rodriguez 
ay Taliaferro 

X OFFICIO MEMBERS 
residents of the 
ne Arts Museum, 
brary Commission, 
lanning Commission, 
ecreation and Park 
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There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its 
formal business. 



DISCUSSION 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were thoroughly 
discussed and administrative directives 
suggested (when appropriate.) 



David Anthony/ 
Sculpture Propo 
sal for Bluxome 
St. Fire Station 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

David Anthony presented a model of 
his sculpture proposal for the Bluxome 
Street Fire Station. He indicated that 
this project has the strong support of 
the Fire Chief at that station, and of 
the residents of that neighborhood. The 
sculpture would be a larger-than-life 
figure made of cast concrete. The Comm- 
issioners were pleased with the proposal 
however, they urged the artist to obtain 
professional technical advice in its 
fabrication and installation. The Comm- 
issioners stated that the Commission had 
no funds available for projects of this 
nature, however, the artist was advised 
that he would have to comply with all 
public art procedures, as if the work 
and been commissioned by the City. These 
procedures were explained to the artist 
and a letter will be soon sent in which 
the procedures are listed and explained 
in further detail. The Commissioners 
expressed their wishes for the artist's 
success . 




II. LOmbard Street 
Parking Garage 



Regina Almaguer demonstrated to the 
Committee the site for the incorporation 
of the neon art. She further communicated 
that the art enrichment budget was not 
yet determined, possibly ranging from a 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JANUARY 15, 19 86/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

II. Cont'd from a low of 35,000 to a high of 70,000. 

The Commissioners suggested that only 
qualified and capable neon artists be invited 
to submit schematic proposals. They directed 
Ms. Almaguer to develop a prospectus for this 
project including the range of the budget. 
After reviewing the preliminary proposals, the 
Committee would select three finalists whom 
i would be awarded a fee for the production of 

a maquette for the project. The contract given 
' to the finalists will be worded such that the 

Commission may exercise its option to retain 
the maquette. 

III. Debra Lehane/Registrar Debra Lehane reported on a recent meeting 
Dudley Carter/Relocation held with President Ramirez of City College 
of Sculpture regarding the restoration and relocation of 

"Goddess of the Forrest." Money had been raised 
by the. student association and from other 
sources which would underwrite the restora- 
tion and relocation. The location has been 
changed however, so the Committee voted to 
rescind their former approval and voted to 
approve the new location for the sculpture 
adjacent to the little theatre. Ms. Lehane 
further reported that City College was plan- 
ning to conduct a special program in honor 
of Diego Rivera's 100 th birthday. City College 
was interested in determining if the Arts 
Commission would care to particpate and if 
so, in what manner. 



IV. Grattan Playground/ Jill Manton reported that Joe Slusky had 
Art Enrichment agreed to develop a proposal for a clock 

face with movable hands that would be install 
ed in the clock tower in the playground. 
The artist will have a drawing of his propo- 
sal ready to present to the Committee some- 
time in March. 

V. Saturn Steps/Mark Bulwinkle Jill Manton reported that Mark Bulwinkle 
Art Enrichment had agreed to develop a proposal for an arch 

like structure in which the name of the 
steps were incorporated. The artist will 
make a small cardboard model of his proposal 
for the review of the Committee. The artist 
had stated that the small budget of the 
project would not provide funds for the 
installation which would thus, have to be 
done by the contractor. The Project Manager 
Cheryl Blehm, was investigating the feasibil. 
ity of this. 

VI. Bruce Hasson/Father A final inspection of the artist's sculpture, 
Alfred Boeddekker Park was scheduled for Monday, January 27, 1986 
Sculpture Inspection at 11:00 AM. Recreation and Park Dept. and 

the Project Architect would also be in 
attendance . 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ JANUARY 24 , 1986/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 

VII. Joan Brown/Performing 
Arts Garage 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

The Committee was asked for their suggestions 
as to what kind of lighting would be most 
appropriate to light the bronze sculpture at 
the Performing Arts Garage. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that lighting elements could be placed 
in the recessed area between the floors. on the 
building facade. In addition, the Commissioners 
stated that plans for the dedication of the 
sculpture should definiately be initiated. Staff 
reported that the Parking Authority had stated 
that there would be an additional $10,500 for 
art enrichment. The Committee unanimously deci- 
ded to proceed with their former concept to 
have Joan Brown design another sculptural 
component for the project. The Committee also 
requested further information regarding the 
Parking Authority's plans for landscaping the 
asphalt area on Gough Street. 



VIII. Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Recreation Center/ Art 
Enrichment Concept 



Staff reported on a recent meeting with 
Project Architect Richard Osbourne to discuss 
and develop new ideas for the art enrichment 
at the rec center. At the time of that meet- 
ing a concensus was reached to work with 
artist-designed banners that would be suspend- 
ed from the three or four skylights in the 
ceiling. It would be a way to introduce color 
into the facility. The art work would not 
interfere in any way with the activities plan- 
ned for the center & it was certainly out of 
reach and thus, could not be damaged or vandal 
ized. Commissioner Hanson was concerned about 
the non-permanence of the materials that would 
most likely be used in the fabrication of the 
banners. Commissioner La Rocca expressed con- 
cern regarding the obstruction of light into 
the facility. The Commissioners requested 
further investigation into the use of a more 
durable nylon material. At the same time, they 
suggested that mobiles might also be appropri- 
ate for this project. Several artists, whose 
names are here listed were suggested as art- 
ist candidates from whom ideas or proposals 
should be solicited. (Matt Gil, John Liikala, 
Lisa Hein, Anna Valentina Murch, Bella Feldman 
John Roloff, Susan Dannenf elser , Richard Berger 



IX. Dustin Shuler/Moscone 
Parking Garage 



The design of the plaque for the Spider Pelt 
was discussed. Kevin Haggerty's idea to have 
the artist design a license plate with all 
of the necessary information was very favor- 
ably received. The location for the suggested 
plaque was also discussed relative to the 
temptation this might provide for vandals who 
might be interested in stealing or demarking 
the plaque. Commissioner LaRocca stated that 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JANUARY 15, 1986/PAGE 4 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IX. Dustin Shuler cont'd 



x. Sheriff's Department 
Art Enrichment 



XI. West Side Pump Station 
Final Inspection 

XII. Approval of Minutes 



the plaque should be mounted with stainless 
steel rings and expansion bolts. The Commis- 
sioners requested that the artist be contact- 
ed to pursue this subject. 



Staff reported that Moira Roth was unable 
to serve on the Selection Panel for this 
project because of other time committments. 
The Commissioners stated that Joan Brown 
would be a wonderful person to have on the 
panel because of her sensitivity and her 
contact with younger artists whom might 
have appropriate works for this project. 

A final inspection was scheduled for 
Friday, January 24th at 10:00 AM. 

Commissioner Hanson stated that we should 
introduce the approval of Committee minutes 
into the regular procedures of Committee 
business . 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



2 . ORDERED : 



3 . ORDERED : 



4 . ORDERED : 



5 . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve David Anthony's proposal for a 
sculpture in the courtyard adjacent to the Bluxome 
Street Fire Station. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Authorization to modify the contract with Manuel 
Palos for the Legion of Honor Statuary Restoration 
be increasing the total budget by $1,682.30. 
Motion: . Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to rescind former approval to relocate 
Dudley Carter's sculpture, Goddess of the Forrest 
in the sculpture courtyard at City College. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: , Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the relocation of Dudley Carter's 
sculpture to the courtyard adjacent to the little 
theatre at City College. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to enter into contract with Joan Brown 
for a second art work at the Performing Arts Garage 
this, being a reaffirmation of a former Committee 
decision. Motion: Jo Hanson Second Robert LaRocca. 



Respectfully submitted, 



decision. Motion: J< 

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Manton, Coordinator, Art In 

Public Spaces 




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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

FEB 1 1986 

SAfi FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee 
will' be held on Wednesday, February 19, 1986 at 4:00 PM 
,in the Arts Commission Conference Room. 



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Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
lacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
|o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Ray Taliaferro 
Dmitri Vedensky |r. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission. 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



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Performing Arts Garage/Additional Funds 

for Art Enrichment/Feasibility of Art Concept 

Stephen De Staebler/Moscone Parking Garage/ 
Location of Sculpture/Safety Issues/Easement 

Moscone Parking Garage/Additional Funds for 
Art Enrichment: $2,820 

Loan from Foster Goldstrum of Arneson Sculpture 
for Installation at SFIA 

Acceptance of Donation of 10 Lithographs by 
Brenda Joyce Smith 

Jerry Yasukawa/Endorsement of Lightworks Project 
for State Highway in Santa Clara County 

Dustin Shuler/Moscone Parking Garage/Discussion 
and Approval of Format for Plaque 

Moscone Parking Garage/Approval to Place Wooden 
Spacers Between Wall and Other Two Paintings 

Final Payment/ James Polk/16th and Hoff Parking 
Garage 

Discussion of Art Enrichment for Lombard Fillmore 
Parking Garage 

United Nations Plaza/Public Sculpture Exhibition 
Program 

Mary Fuller/West Side Pump Station/Discussion of 
Request for 1 Extra Payment for Additional Labor 
Involved. 




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IX. 

XV. 



Acceptance of Rising Wave Sculpture by Roger Berry 
New Business 

Adjournment 




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MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
acqueline Nemerovski 
'resident 

lobert LaRocca 
/ice President 

/ernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
o Hanson 
William Paterson 
'eter Rodriguez 
toselyne C. Swig 
lay Taliaferro 
Dmitri Vedensky. |r 

LX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
'residents of the 
: ine Arts Museum, 
.ibrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
lecreation and Park 
Commission 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MARCH 19, 1986 



uuwUMENTS DEPT, 

MAR 1 1986 

BAN i-KAIMwlbCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 

on Wednesday, March 19, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 

Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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New Art Enrichment/Police Academy 
Discussion of Budget and Art Concept 

Saturn Steps/Art Enrichment/ 

Review of Sketch Presented by Mark Bulwinkle 

Anthony Smith/Father Alfred Boeddekker Park/ 
Approval to make final payment pending VAC 
inspection of finished work in park 

Dedication of Bruce Hasson's and Anthony Smith's 
sculpture in Father Alfred Boeddekker Park: April 22, 1986 

Review of Information Pertaining to Bruce Hasson's Sculpture 
Base 

SF ARts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval 

Mural Resouce Center 

Approval of Johanna Poetig's Mural Proposal for Exterior 

of SOMAR 

Rudy Fernandez/Progress Report/Mission Recreation Center/ 




VIII. 



IX. 



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XI. 
XII. 
XIII. 



Progress Report/Hall of Justice Project/Date for Slide 
Screening 

Report from Registrar: 

- Lesley Bone/General Pershing Monument, Golden Gate Park 

- Linda Scheifler, Pioneer Monument, Hyde And Grove Streets 

- Anne Rosenthal, Consulting Conservator, Beach Chalet 

James Polk/Color Samples/ 16th and Hoff Parking Garage 
Old Business 
New Business 
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abert LaRocca 
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?rnon Alley 
mothy Duncan 
Hanson 
'illiam Paterson 
'ter Rodriguez 
jselyne C Swig 
ly Taliaferro 
•nitri Vedensky, |r. 

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esidents o( the 
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anning Commission. 
:creation and Park 
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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 17 1986 

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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday v April 16, 1986 at 4:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



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Johanna Poetig/Proposed Mural Design for SOMAR 
Review of Requested Modifications 

Hall of Justice: Confirmation of Screening 
Tuesday, April 22, 1986 at 4:30 PM 

Sheriff's Work Furlough/Review of Drawing and 
Discussion of Proposed Art Concepts for Art 
Enrichment Program 

Moscone Parking Garage: Discussion re: $1,740 
available for Art Enrichment 

Sculpture Dedication/Father Alfred Boeddekker 
Park: Friday, May 2nd, 1986 @ 11:30 AM 

SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval 

Contract Modification/Manuel Palos/Extension of 
Completion Date 

Report from the Registrar 

Awards of Honor Selection Process 

U.N. Plaza Sculpture Exhibition 

Griffith Pump Station Art Enrichment 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 





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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly mmeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday^-jJune 18, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at" '45 Hyde Street . 



MAYOR 

Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



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Judy Hiramoto/Mission Recreation Center Art Enrichment 
Request for Increase in Project Budget 

Joe Slusky/Review of Design for Grattan Playground 
Clock Tower 

Rudy Fernandez /Approval to Dedicate Sculpture in 
Memory of Ralph Madriaga 

Art Enrichment Waiver 

- Golden Gate Equipment Shelter 

- Richmond Sunset Water Treatment 

Lombard Fillmore Art Enrichment Concept - R. Almaguer 

Beach Chalet Progress Report - D. Lehane 

Mural Resource Center 

-Mural Design Approval - Brooke Fancher /Hunter 's Point 
-Mural Design Approval - Susan Green/ 17th and Hoff Streets 

Report on Art Enrichment for Father Alfred Boedekker Recre- 
ation Center 

Stephen DeStaebler /Review of Installation Plans for 
Moscone Parking Garage/Review of Request for Reduced 
Amount of Label Information 

Hall of Justice - Final Screening of Original Art Work 
Monday, June 30th @ 4:30 PM. 

Review of Art Enrichment at : Sheriff's Work Furlough 

SF Police Academy 

Old Business 

New Business 

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45 Hyde Street 

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MAYOR 

Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

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Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, July 16, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street at 3:00 PM. 



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Stern Grove Club House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
G. Turnball, B. Von Hungen Groth, T. Lilliquist 

Sutter Field House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
M. Willis, A. Brock, R. Appleton, T. Lilliquist 

Miraloma Field House 

- Discussion re: Applicability of Art Enrichment 
S. Swanson, B. Von Hungengroth, T. Lilliquist 

Mural Design Approval/Bus Shelter/ Sponsored by the 
San Francisco Boys and Girls Club/Stanyon and Waller 
Streets/Marcie Klane 

Mural Resource Center/Mural Desgin Proposal by Jesus 
Campusano/Lilli Ann Building 

Stephen De Staebler/Moscone Parking Garage 
Installation: July 26, 1986 

Rescheduling of August Visual Arts Committee Meeting 
Wednesday, August 27, 1986 

Art Enrichment - Pier 7 - Regina Almaguer 

Report from the Registrar 

- Bruce Hasson/ Sculpture Base - Anti-graf f itti/Request 
for $160 

-Beach Chalet Progress Report 

-Coit Tower- Resolution naming Anne Rosenthal as Project 

Conservator 
-Proposed gift to the collection by Betty Kano (Donation 

from Michael Bell) 

Work Furlough Art Enrichment - Date for Meeting 

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 

- Proposed Film and Video Series Concurrent with Symposium 
and Installation 

- Discussion re: Lisa Hein's Installation 

Old Business 
New Business 




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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, September 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



MAYOR 




Dianne Feinstein 




COMMISSIONERS 


I. 


Jacqueline Nemerovski 




President 




Robert LaRocca 




Vice President 


II. 


Vernon Alley 




Timothy Duncan 




Stanley Eichelbaum 




Jo Hanson 


III. 


William Paterson 




Anna-Marie B. Metwally 




George T. Rockrise 


IV. 


Peter Rodriguez 




Roselyne C. Swig 




Felix M. Warburg 




EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Presidents of the 


V. 


Fine Arts Museum, 




Library Commission, 




Planning Commission, 




Recreation and Park 


VI. 


Commission 






VII. 


DIRECTOR 




Claire N. Isaacs 


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Final Payment Authorization/ Joan Brown/Performing 
Arts Garage 

Hall of Justice Art Purchase/Recommendation to 
Purchase Painting by Stan Fullerton 

Pier 7 Art Enrichment Report 

Consideration of Proposal to Accept Sculpture by Jim 
Dine located on Property Adjacent to Moscone Parking 
Garage 

Glen Street Sub-Station Art Enrichment/ 
Review of Possible Solutions 

Report from Registrar 

Old Business 

New Business 

Ad j ournment 







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Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 
415 558 3463 



Dianne Feinstein 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
lacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
|o Hanson 
William Paterson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C Swig 
Ray Taliaferro 
Dmitri Vedensky. |r. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 






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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

OCT 171986 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Friday, October 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



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Discussion regarding Art Enrichment Concept for 
Sheriff's Department/Work Furlough 

Art Enrichment /Grat tan Playground/ Viewing of 
Design for Panels 

Police Academy Art Enrichment- Discussion re: 
Project Status 

Report from Registrar - Proposed Donation of Photographs 

Presentation of Materials from Arion Press to Determine 
Appropriateness for Future Art Enrichment Projects 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 





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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 4 1986 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PURLIC URRADV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Friday, October 17, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission Conference 
Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 
Peter Rodriguez 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Jo Hanson 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested when appropriate. 



SUBJECTS 



New Art Enrichment 
Sheriff's Department 
Work Furlough 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The following persons were in attendance to 
discuss and determine the art enrichment 
concept for the Work Furlough Facility: Eileen 
LeBlond, Michael LaVigne, Sheriff's Dept.; 
Mark Dorian, Bureau of Architecture; Greg Barton, 
Design Partnership. All of the concepts previous- 
ly discussed were summarized and presented to 
the attendees. Ms. LeBlond stated that the 
preference of Sheriff Hennessey would be to 
commission a metal sculpture for the right front 
facade of the building or to install a sculpture 
or mobile within the building itself. Greg Barton 
commented that a sculpture on the right side of 
the building facade would most certainly destroy 
the strong symmetry of the building's architectural 
design. Lt . LaVigne stated his preference for 
either a ceramic tile design or a frieze for the 
central portion of the building's facade, above the 
entrance marquis. The project architect concurred 
that this would also be his first choice. The 
Commissioners agreed to support this decision to 
commission an artist to create a vertical design 
above the marquis that would serve to emphasize the 
building's symmetry and facade. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 




II. Report from the 

Registrar: Collection 



Motion to approve the acceptance of a hand-colored 
photograph by Sally Wetherby 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the acceptance of two black and 
white photographs from Michelle Maria Boleyn 
because of their historical and archival importance 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/ OCTOBER 17, 1986/PAGE 2 
SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



II. Report from the Registrar 



Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



Motion to approve the acceptance of a photo tryptich 
from Elizabeth Sunday 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

III. Staff Goals and Objectives The Committee decided to schedule a special meeting to 

review and discuss the goals and objectives recently 
submitted by staff. Commissioner LaRocca suggested that 
the Commission establish a policy to purchase an art work 
from each exhibition at the Arts Commission gallery. 
He proposed that the Director set aside a certain amount 
every year with which to accomplish this, or that perhaps. 
7-10 thousand dollars a year could be funded by the 
Public Art Fund. 



IV. Presentation of Material 
from Arion Press 



There being no further busine 



Respectfully submi 





The Committee viewed a sample of the material representing 
the Arion Press. Although they agreed that the work was 
handsome and of fine quality, the stated their belief 
that percent for art funds should be used to purchase 
the work of living artists and their preference to pur- 
chase original unique works of art as opposed to multiples 
The exception would be those works that could only be 
affordablefpji— purchase in a multiple format. 

ommittee meeting was adjourned at 4:15 PM. 



iizu Man ton 
Coordinator, Art in Public Places 







45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 






MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

NOV 14 1986 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be held 
on Wednesday, November 19, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



A 



I. 

II. 

III. 
IV. 

V. 
VI. 



VII. 
VIII, 



IX. 

X. 

XI. 



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New Art Enrichment /6th and Folsom Recreation Center 
Presentation by Marquis and Associates of Proposed 
Concept for Art Enrichment 

New Art Enrichment - Douglas Field House 

New Art Enrichment - Sharon Building Restoration 

Mural Resource Center 

- Final Payment Authorization - James Dong 

- Final Payment Authorization - Gail Aratani Dong 

New Art Enrichment - Northern Police Station 

Curatorial Committee - Proposed Acceptance of the 
Following Art Works 

- Collection of Blanche Pastorini 

- Photograph by Trice Cunningham 

- Estate of John Humphrey - Painting by Fred Reichman 

- Four Gold, Silver and Copper Repousse Panels by 
Rudolf Hajnal 

Progress Report re: Beach Chalet 

SF Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval 

- Chain Reaction II 

- Selections from Open Studio 

- Radical Regionalism 

- Outsider Art 

Old Business 
New Business 
Adjournment 




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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

115 558 3463 



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MINUTES /NOVEMBER 19,1986 



DlC I 1986 

SAN FRAiMCi 
PUBLIC LiBP 



vlAYOR 

Dianne Feinstein 



ZOMMISSIONERS 

acqueline Nemerovski 
'resident 

Robert LaRocca 
/ice President 

/ernon Alley 
rimothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
o Hanson 
/Villiam Paterson 
\nna-Marie B. Metwally 
jeorge T. Rockrise 
'eter Rodriguez 
{oselyne C. Swig 
elix M. Warburg 

X OFFICIO MEMBERS 

•residents of the 
ine Arts Museum, 
ibrary Commission, 
'lanning Commission, 
lecreation and Park 
iommission 



HRECTOR 
Jaire N. Isaacs 




The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held on 
Wednesday, November 19, 1986 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 
DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were throroughly discussed and 
administrative directives suggested (when appropriate.) 



SUBJECTS 



6th and Folsom 
New Art Enrichment 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Hal Brandeis and Maria Williams were present 
from Marquis and Associates along with Robert 
Appleton from the Bureau of Architecture to 
provide the Committee members with a general 
description of the project's design and program. 
Mr. Brandreis requested the Committee' s endorsement 
of the architects' concept for art enrichment. The 
concept for the $44,000 budget was for an artist 
to design a screen like structure for an area in- 
between the basketball court and a concrete wall 
belonging to the parking structure next door. The 
area for the screen would be approximately 75 x 30' . 
Commissioner LaRocca had several objections to this 
proposal. First of all, he was concerned about the 
lack of visibility and accessibility to the art work 
with its placement in that corner of the project. He 
further suggested that the architects consider placing 
an art work in the two corners of the park property 
that would be most visible both to persons inside the 
park as well as persons on the park exterior. He was 
also concerned that the art work could become a 
liability with its proximity to the basketball. A 
player could run into, collide with or back up into 
the metal screen causing great injury to himself and 
possibility the art work. Much discussion ensued re- 
garding the method in which to proceed with the project 
Commissioners Hanson suggested that a small group of 
artists be assembled to review and analyze the project 
These artists would be aked for their opinion °f tne 
most appropriate concept for the project. Staff 
commented that it might be difficult to follow through 

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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/NOVEMBER 19, 1986/PAGE 2 



S UBJECTS 

I. 6th and Folsom Recre- 
ation Center 



II. Douglas Field House 



III. Sharon Building Art 
Enrichment 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

ing artists. The question also arose as to whether the 
artists who developed the concept would be eligible to 
apply for the project. It was finally decided that staff 
would develop a list of 15 - 20 capable, qualified and 
sensitive artists who would be appropriate for this project. 
Slides representing the work of these artists would be 
shown to the Selection Panel who would in turn select 
three artists who would be asked to develop and submit 
proposals specifically for that project. 

Project Architect T.C.Chen described the scope of the work 
to be undertaken at the Douglas Field House in Noe Valley. 
He proposed along with Berry Von Hungengroth from the 
Bureau of Architecture that the $2,500 for art enrichment 
be used to commission an artist to create a medallion like 
design for the center of the building facade. This could be 
done in either ceramic tile or in relief. The artist would 
be responsible for the design and fabrication of the art work 
and the architects will be responsbile for the installation or 
mounting. It was also suggested that the art work be recessed 
into the wall. Fiberglass or glasscrete could be used in this 
application. The Commissioners agreed to endorse the concept. 

Berry Von Hungengroth from the Bureau of Architecture showed 
detailed drawings to the Committee which illustrated the 
scope of work to be accomplished in Phase III of the building's 
restoration. In view of the exacting quality of the workmanship 
and the building's ornate and handsome design, the Committee 
agreed to waive the art enrichment requirement. The Committee 
had also been informed by the architect that plans were underway 
for the eventual installation of stained glass in the Sharon 
Building, to be designed and fabricated by the Glass Art Dept. 
at the Sharon Building. The Commissioners also stated that a 
letter should be sent to Mary Burns informing her of the Committee 
decision and commenting on the very high quality of workmanship 
in the restoration of the building. 



1 



IV. Northern Station Art 
Enrichment 






Project Architect Mark Primeau p 
drawings that illustrated the bu 
design. Lt. Tom Suttmeir comment 
and indicated the preferred area 
art work. These areas were are f 
outer facade of the building or 
in the community room; sculpture 
The project budget will be about 
to work with Mr. Primeau and Lt. 
consolidate the project. 



Arts Commission Gallery 
Chain Reaction 



resented the Committee with 
ildings interior and exterior 
ed on the use of the building 
s for the installation of 
ollows: ceramic tile on the 
in the public lobby; paintings 
in the building's promenade. 
$36,000. Staff was instructed 
Suttmeir to further develop and 



Kathleen Kolba requested approval of this exhibition in which 
the Board of Directors each nominate an artist who in turn 
nominates another artist who in turn nominiates another artist. 
The work of all three artists are exhibited in the same area. 
In reading over the list of artists to be invited, Commissioner 
Hanson expressed concern regarding the lack of women artists 
represented. Ms. Kolba pointed out that several of the atypical 
names in fact represented women and that women comprised at- 
least half of the exhibiting artists. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES /NOVEMBER 19, 1986/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



VI. Curatorial Recommendations 






[It should be noted that Commissioner La Rocca left 
the meeting at approximately 5:15. Those items 
presented after his departure will appear as recommended 
items under Visual Arts Committee Reports.] 
Staff stated that Ms. Blanche Pastorini was considering 
the possible donation of her collection to the San Francisco 
Arts Commission with the understanding that the collection 
would remain substantially intact. Commissioner Hanson 
asked that our interest in the Pastorini Collection be 
conveyed to Ms. Pastorini. 

Staff recommended the acceptance of a photograph by 
Trice Cunningham. Commissioner Hanson recommended that 
it be accepted with gratitude. 



Staff recommended the acceptance of a painting by Fred 
Reichman from the estate of John Humphries. Commissioner 
Hanson recommended that it be accepted with gratitude. 

Staff recommended the acceptance of 4 bronze panels 
created on the theme of Liberty. Commissioner Hanson 
recommended their acceptance with gratitude. 



VII. Restoration of James Lick 
Monument 



Debra Lehane stated that there was a possibility to 
save a great deal of money by having the granite pedestal 
restored at this time while the scaffolding was still in 
tact rather than waiting to a future time period. Apparently 
a new system of cleaning the granite could be employed. 
The project conservator would be asked to sub-contract the 
pedestal cleaning to the contractor and therefore, this 
could be accomplished without initiating a new contract. 
Commissioner Hanson recommended that the conservator's 
contract be increased by $5,500 with which to accomplish 
this if the work is to be conducted at this time. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. ORDERED: 



MOTION TO ENDORSE THE ART ENRICHMENT CONCEPT FOR THE DOUGLAS FIELD 
HOUSE TO CONSIST OF A MEDALLION OR RELIEF DESIGN THAT WOULD BE APPLIED 
TO OR RECESSED INTO THE BUILDING FACADE. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the waiver of art enrichment for the Sharon Building, 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve final payment to Jim Dong and Gail Aratani Dong 
for their mural projects through the Mural Resource Center. $4,570 



4. ORDERED: 



SF Arts Commission Gallery/Exhibition Approval/ Chain Reaction 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 






VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/NOVEMBER 19, 1986/PAGE 4 

REPORTS & ORDERS 

5. ORDERED: Motion to approve final payment of $40,000 to Manuel Palos for the 
restoration of statuary at the Legion of Honor. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. 
Respectfully submitted, 



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Jill Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




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45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



JSP 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DOC U ME NTS DEPT. 

■'. i 3 1987 

SAN I-KHNCISOO 
PUBLIC LIBRARV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, April 15, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



I. 



II. 



Ill 



IV. 



V. 



VI. 



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Christine Puskas/Art Enrichment /Upper Noe Valley 
Recreation Center/Review of Design Revisions 

Review of Slides for Douglas Field House Art 
Enrichment 

Discussion re: Art Enrichment Eligibility /Grove 
Street Ramp 

Review of Artist Maria Alquilar ' s Conceptual 
Proposal for Louis Sutter Field House Art Enrichment 

Review of Proposed Art Enrichment Concept for Father 
Boeddekker Recreation Center/Discussion About 
Artist Selection 

Art Enrichment Proposal/Jo Tucker/Visitation Valley 
Recreation Center/Match AE Funds with California Arts 
Council Funds 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



VII. 

VIII, 
IX. 



Approval to Make Second Interim Payment to Judy 
Hiramoto for Ceramic Tile Game at Mission Recreation 
Center 

Proposal to Donate Sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi 

Registrar's Report: Beach Chalet/Human Rights Commission 
Action 



X. 



Arts Festival - Proposal to Dedicate Festival in 
Honor of Ruth Asawa 




XI. 

XII. 

XIII, 

IV. 



Northern Police Station Art Enrichment - Authorization 
to Proceed with Four Concepts 

Old Business 

New Business 

Adjournment 




45 Hyde Street 
Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 
415 558 3463 



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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAY 1 1987 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC UBRARV 



5 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, April 15, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



ROLL CALL: 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Diannc Feinstein 
MAYOR 

Claire N. Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
|acqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Ray Taliaferro 
Dmitri Vedensky. |r. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fine Arts Museum. 

Library Commission. 

Planning Commission. 
i Recreation and Park 
i Commission 



JO HANSON 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



ROBERT LA ROCCA 




There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed and 

administrative directives suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



I. Arts Festival 1987 Ms. Anne Marie Thielen reported on the progress 

of the Arts Festival. A summary of that report 
is here attached. 



II. Christine Puskas/ 
Mural Design Review 



III. 101 Grove Street/ 
New Art Enrichment 



Ms. Puskas presented her revised mural proposal 
to the Committee for her review. She stated 
that she had carefully surveyed the neighborhood 
for visual information pertaining to the resident; 
and their activities. The Commissioners were 
not satisfied with the artist's relationship of 
the foreground to the background. They also re- 
quested further refinements in the overall scale 
and composition of the mural. Specific changes 
were requested in the position of the person on 
the swing, the position of the person bending 
over and the manner of representing the man 
with his hands of the basketball. The artist 
was requested to return again to the Committee 
with the revisions outlined above. 

Project Architect Bruce Flynn presented drawings 
and a model of his project for a handi-capped 
access ramp that was consistent with the archi- 
tectural style of the building. The Committee 
suggested that an artist could be commissioned 
to create a mosaic art work that would be inset 
into the paving at the entry to the building. 
It was further suggested that staff contact the 
Recreation Center for the Handicapped to discuss 
with them the possibility of accepting this 
Commission. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /APRIL 15, 1987/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



IV. San Francisco Police Academy The Commissioners voted to purchase the 14 works of 

art agreed upon by the Selection Panel at the April 

10th screening. The works will be purchased from: 

Xavier Viramontes (4 etchings) 

Michael Knowlton (2 oil paintings) 

Elizabeth Eve (1 acrylic painting) 

Peter Nye (2 watercolor paintings) 

Paul Carey (1 oil painting) 

Terry St. John (2 oil paintings) 

Carol Wilson ( 1 oil painting) 

Nell Sinton (1 water color painting) 

V. Judy Hiramoto/Second Payment The Commissioners approved and authorized the artists 
Authorization/Mission Rec Ctr. second contractural payment in the amount of $ 



VI. Father Alfred Boeddekker Rec 
Center Art Enrichment 



The Committee was apprised of a change in the architec- 
tural design that would make it impossible to have an 
artist install tiles on the building exterior. It was 
proposed to the Committee that this concept be considered 
for the building interior. The coordinating artist could 
work with community youth inside the completed recreation 
center to instruct them in the development of their 
designs which would eventually be transferred to the 
ceramic tile. The work of Johanna Poetig was discussed 
relative to her ability to work with young children in 
this capacity and her familiarity with the Asian popula- 
tion that resides in the Tenderloin District. The Comm- 
ittee agreed to select Johanna Poetig as the project 
artist. 



VII. Douglas Field House Art 

Enrichment /Artist Selection 






Slides from the following artists were reviewed for 
this new art enrichment project that will involve the 
creation of an original art work for the exterior 
facade of the building. Mary Chomenko, Horace Washington, 
Lois Anderson, Maria Porges, James Phillips, Donna Billick, 
Joe Di Stefano and Nina Koepcke. Lois Anderson was 
selected as the project artist. Joe Di Stefano was 
selected as an alternate. 



VIII. Final Payment Authorization/ The Committee voted to approve final payment to Leslie 
Lesley Bone/Conservation of Bone for his conservation of the General Pershing 
General Pershing Monument, contingent upon a final inspection. 



IX. Beach Chalet/Action of 

Human Right's Commission 



Debra Lehane informed the Committee of a recent complaint 
filed with the Human Rights' Commission regarding the 
selection process involved in the RFP to Conserve the 
Murals and Mosaic Work at the Beach Chalet. The Human 
Rights Commission has recommended that the contract be 
rescinded for the Arts Commission was not in compliance 
with the required procedures for issuing contracts over 
$50,000. The Commissioners were extremely upset and 
urged that staff conduct further investigation to deter- 
mine is there were any legitimite grounds on which this 
decision might be protested. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/APRIL 15, 1987/PAGE 3 



Jo Tucker /Proposal for Art 
Enrichment at Visitation Valley 
Recreation Center 



SUC;M 7 .r:TS • A DMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

X. Jo Tucker/Proposal for Art The Committee was informed of the proposal submitted 

by artist Jo Tucker for the art enrichment component 
of this rec center. Ms. Tucker, currently a CAC artist 

in residence at the rec center, would like to use the 
$1,900 art enrichment allocation as a partial match to 
a $20,000 mural project she is working on at the rec center 
The mural would be developed with the participation of the 
community. Ms. Tucker was not present to discuss this 
with the Committee. No action was taken. Any decisions 
regarding this will be postponed until the May VAC mtg. 

XI. Review of Proposal from Maria Regina Almaguer presented a photograph of an art work 
Alquilar for Louis Sutter Field by the artist which contained imagery and coloration 
House similar to that with which she would work for her project 

at the Louis Sutter Field House. The Committee voted to 
approve the submission. 



XII. Goals and Objectives 



The Committee was asked for their response to the goals 
and directives distributed at the close of the Feb. VAC 
mtg. All requested additional copies for discussion at 
the next meeting. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



ORDERED 



Motion to establish the art enrichment concept for the 

handi-capped ramp at 101 Grove Street to consist of a 

mosaic or ceramic tile work that will be inlaid into 

the sidewalk in front of the building's entry to be 

commissioned from artists at the Recreation Center for the 

Handicapped. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



2 . ORDERED : 



3. ORDERED: 






4. ORDERED: 



Motion to purchase 14 works of art from the following 

artists: Xavier Viramontes (4 etchings) @ $315 each 

Peter Nye (2 watercolor paintings) @$700 each 
Michael Knowlton (2 oil paintings) @$400 each 
Elizabeth Eve (1 acrylic painting) @$450 
Paul Carey (1 oil painting) @$800 
Terry St. John (2 oil paintings) @$700 & $800 
Carol Wilson (1 oil painting) @$400 
Nell Sinton (1 watercolor) - $1,500 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

""Motion also includes authorization to proceed 
with framing art work as necessary from lowest 
qualified bidders. 

Motion to approve and authorize second interim payment to 

Judy Hiramoto in the amount of $ 

Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to endorse art enrichment concept of having 
neighborhood children design ceramic tile for installation 
in the interior of the Father Alfred Boeddekker Recreation 



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REPORTS & ORDERS 



4. cont'd 



Center and to work with Johanna Poetig as the coordinating artist. 
Total art enrichment budget will be between $15,000 and $18,000. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED 



Motion to select Lois Anderson as the project artist for the 
art enrichment program at the Douglas Field House for a total 
budget not to exceed $2,200. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED; 



Motion to authorize final payment to Lesley Bone, contingent 

upon final inspection, for the conservation of the General Pershing 

monument . 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to accept the proposal of Maria Alquilar for the Louis 
Sutter Field House. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 
Respectfully submitted, 





pill Mantoi 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




Addendum to Visual Arts Committee minutes 



MINUTES - Arts Festival Meeting 4/18/87 
PRESENT: Commissioners Hanson, Rodriguez 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



The Arts Festival report is from Anne -Marie Theilen. Bill Roarty, Festival 
Coordinator, is absent, due to attendance at another meeting scheduled at 
the Exploratorium. 

The Festival exhibitions and events planning will be finalized and the 
schedule will be printed - one for the weekend, one for the weekday for 
school children. The program will include the De Young Museum "Bridge Search" 
project for young children, to embark on a search for bridges that are part 
of paintings belonging to the Mseum's permanenet collection. 

The work to be exhibited will be tagged, numbered and inventoried. The 
community organizations that are participating are delivering their work to 
the Western Addition Cultural Center. The public schools have had difficulties 
in responding, and have been visited most where there seemed to be little 
or no information shared. Commitments from seven high schools have been re- 
ceived and 600 pieces of art have been submitted at Parks ide School. 

The events are varied and the De Young Museum's Hearst Court is also being 
featured as a performing space. The festival will have banners, information 
booths , lost and found centers . The festival map which is part of the poster 
will also assist in providing directions and space information. 

We are finalizing the plan for exhibits with De Young Museum curators, and 
have secured forty- five stands for display of ceramic work. 

we are distributing copies of the poster at the schools, libraries, park and 
recreation sites through a posting service. 

Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that the tag also indicate the address 
of the school from where the art came from. Commissioner Hanson requested 
information on participation from the hgigh school. It was reported that the 
demonstrations would be more varied during the weekend. 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 





Am °iS 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco. CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 

Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Dmitri Vedensky, Jr. 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



SfPuJ-t 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
MAY 2 01$ 

SAN FKANQjSCO 
PlIBUO IJRPARV 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will 
be held on Wednesday, May 20, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts 
Commission Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor, 



II. 
III. 

IV. 

V. 

VI. 

VII. 

VIII. 

IX. 
X. 

XI. 
XII. 



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Presentation by Mr. Gandhi regarding proposed 
donation of sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi 

Silver Terrace/Proposed Art Enrichment Solution 

New Art Enrichment /PUC 16th and Folsom Streets 
Review of Proposed Concept and Budget Recommendations 

Glen Street Sub-Station Art Enrichment - Review of 
Proposals from Artists 

Coleridge Mini Park/Review of Art Enrichment Proposal 
from Peter Almeida 

Jo Tucker/Presentation of Proposal for Art Enrichment 
at Visitation Valley Recreation Center 

Christine Puskas/Upper Noe Valley Recreation Center/ 
Review of Revised Mural Design 

Johanna Poetig/Mural Design Approval/Harvey Milk Recreation 
Center 

Arts Festival/Bill Roarty and Anne Marie Thielen 

Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/August 1987/ 
"The Summer of Love" 

Beach Chalet/Rescission of Conservator's Contract 

Mission Recreation Center/installation of Judy Hiramoto's 
Ceramic Tile Game 



XIII. Griffith Pump Station Art Enrichment 

XIV. Old Business 




XV. New Business 

XVI. Adjournment 




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Dlanne Feinstein 
MAYOR 

Claire N Isaacs 
DIRECTOR 

COMMISSIONERS 
Roselyne C. Swig 
President 

Dmitri Vedensky. |r. 
Vice President 

Veinon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
William Gaylord 
|o Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
William Paterson 
Piero Patri 
Peter Rodriguez 
Ray TaJiaferro 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum. 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission. 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 




The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, May 20, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

JO HANSON 
ROBERT LAROCCA 
PETER RODRIGUEZ 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 
DISCUSSION: 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested where appropriate. 



SUBJECTS 



I. PROPOSED DONATION 
OF SCULPTURE OF 
MAHATMA GANDHI 



II. Claire Isaacs/ 
AAM Conference 



DISCUSSION/ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Debra Lehane explained the basis of Mr. Gandhi's 
proposal to donate a sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi 
to the City and County of San Francisco. The dona- 
tion would be a gift of the Gandhi Foundation whose 
intent it is to promote the philospohy of non-violence, 
to educate homeless people and help them to be self- 
sufficient, to initiate an education program in the 
schools that would introduce Gandhi's philosophy and 
principles to children and to aid the poor and the 
homeless in the building of their own homes. Mr. Gandhi, 
a grand-nephew of Mahatma Gandhi stated that the sculp- 
ture would be life-like in nature, however the Commi- 
ssion would have the option to select the maquette to 
be enlarged from among several maquettes designed 
specifically for the site selected. The Commissioners 
were unanimous in agreeing that the City would be 
greatly enhanced by this gift of sculpture and suggested 
to Mr. Gandhi that Indian artists be requested to create 
maquettes for this project. In addition, Mr. Gandhi 
assured the Commission that the Gandhi Foundation would 
provide an endowment for the perpetual maintenance and 
conservation of the art work. Staff was instructed to 
start exploring possible available sites for the art 
work. Mr. Gandhi expressed his wish to have the art 
work installed and completed by October 2, 1988 to 
commemorate the birthday of Gandhi. 

Ms. Isaacs requested the support and permission of 
the Committee to proceed with plans to print and 
provide a Bay Area Museum Guide to the delegates of 
the AAM Conference. She stated that 3,000 copies 
would be printed in such a format that they could 
easily be reproduced for future use. The Committee 
agreed that this would be a positive thing for the 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/PAGE 2/MAY 20, 1987 






SUBJECTS 

III. Silver Terrace Art 
Enrichment 



IV. 



New Art Enrichment/ 
PUC/MUNI Facility 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Regina Almaguer presented a photograph to the Committee 
of the art work she recommended for the art enrichment 
program at the Silver Terrace Field House. The work was 
featured in the art festival and represents the collabor- 
ative efforts of high school children from various ethnic 
backgrounds from the Woodrow Wilson High School. The 
high school serves the same community as the field house. 
The Committee voted to recommend the purchase of the art 
work for this project. 

This project is located on Folsom and Harrison Streets 
between 15th and 16th. The height of the building ranges 
from 35 feet to 47 feet. The proposal for art enrichment 
suggested by the architects and curatorial staff would be 
to have numerous sculptural art works (12) approximately 
8 x 8 or 9 x 9' in dimension along the peaked facade of 
the building on 15th and 16th Streets. The art would be 
distributed along the building's facade, rather than 
concentrated in one area. Commissioner Rodriguez strongly 
disagreed, stating that it was preferable to make one strong 
statement along the Folsom Street side which has the most 
public visibility. The Committee voted to support this 
concept. 

Regina Almaguer presented a drawing and model of the 
mosaic proposed by Peter Almeida for the Coleridge Mini 
Park. It will be a 3 x 3 ' mosaic piece in the sidewalk 
with a design of blue coloration, puddle-like in imagery. 

Ms. Tucker explained that this project would be a collabor- 
ative effort among the youth, seniors and adults of the 
community. In addition, Ms. Anne Kaartunen from the 
community was present to speak of the positive changes 
in the community, the extent to which the community members 
are involved in making improvements and the success of Ms. 
Tucker as an artist in residence in the community. The 
Committee wanted to ensure that the artist would return to 
the Committee with a design once one had been developed 
with the community's input. The Committee voted to approve 
the use of the art enrichment funds in this manner provided 
the project's status could be verified with the REcreation 
and Park Department and the Bureau of Architecture. 

VII. Upper Noe Valley Recrea The artist presented her revised proposal to the Committee 
tion Center /Christine for their review. They voted to approve the project but 
Puskas/Mural Design requested a close monitoring of the mural's execution by 

staff and regular visits from Commissioners. 



V. Coleridge Mini Park 



VI. Jo Tucker/Art Enrichment 
Proposal for Visitation 
Valley Recreation Ctr. 



VIII. Arts Festival 87 



See attached. 



IX. Arts Commission Gallery 



X. Beach Chalet 



The Committee voted to approve an exhibition entitled 

"The Summer of Love" which will include art work of various 

media from 20 years ago. 

Debra Lehane reported that theHuman Rights Commission did 
not approve our appeal. They stated that there was a flaw 
in the process used by the Arts Commission to select a 
conservator. In addition, we did not include with our con 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /MAY 20, 1987/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



X. Beach Chalet 



XI. Judy Hiramoto/Mission 
Recreation Center Art 
Enrichment 



tract did not include the mandatory 23 page Human 

Rights Commission addition. The City Attorney stated 

that the Arts Commission may be outside of the jurisdiction 

of the Human Rights Commission and therefore, a rescission 

of the contract may not be necessary. 

A final inspection of Ms. Hiramoto's art work was scheduled 
for May 29th at 3:00 PM. 



XII. Russell Herman/Civic 
Center Plaza Banner 
Proposal for Urban 
Fair 



The Commissioners reviewed a photograph of the banner 
model prepared for the Urban Fair. They were not impressed 
with the quality of the design and requested additional 
information regarding materials and dimensions before 
agreeing to approve the installation. 



XIII. Paul Harris/Proposed 

Loan of Relief Sculpture The Committee reviewed photos of the bas-relief sculpture 

proposed for loan by Paul Harris. They requested addi- 
tional information regarding dimensions, however, they 
did not have any locations in mind at the present. 

REPORTS & ORDERS 



I . ORDERED : 



Approval to proceed with exploration of site possibilities for 
proposed gift of Mahatma Gandhi sculpture based upon the Committee's 
enthusiastic support of this project and their belief that the City 
will be greatly enhanced by this sculpture and its symbolism. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Approval for the Director to authorize the printing of 3,000 Bay 

Area Museum Guides for the AAM Conference for a total amount not 

to exceed $3,000. 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



IV . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve purchase of art work from students at Woodrow Wilson 
High School for art enrichment program at Silver Terrace Field House. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to approve the concept of commissioning an artist/artists 
to create a large work of art for the Folsom Street side of the 
US Steel Building on 16th and Folsom. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



V. ORDERED: Motion to approve the proposed art work by Peter Almeida for the 
Colerdige Mini Park. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /MAY 20, 1987 /PAGE 4 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



VI. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve in principal Jo Tucker's proposal for art enrich- 
ment at the Visitation Valley Recreation Center, with verification 
of project's status. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VII. ORDERED: Christine Puskas/Mural Design Approval/Upper Noe Valley Recreation 

Center 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



VIII. ORDERED: 



Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval/ Summer of Love/ 

August, 1987 

Motion: Peter Rodriguez 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30, 



Respectfully submitted, 




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WEDNESDAY,^ JUNE 17, 1987 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday, June 17, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street. 



mayor 

Dk'nne Feinstein 


I. 


COMMISSIONERS 


II. 


Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 


III. 


Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 


IV. 

V. 

VI. 


Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 


EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 




Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 




Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 


VII. 


Commission 




DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 


VIII 




IX. 



X. 

XI. 

XII. 

XIII. 

XIV. 



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New Langton Arts/Approval to Place Work of Art 
by Maria Nordman in Union Square for One Day 

Fulton Street Field House/New Art Enrichment 

Donation of Gandhi Statue: Progress Report 

Christine Puskas/Design Review and Discussion 

Miraloma Field House/Review of Artist-Designed Tile 
Configuration 

Registrar's Report: Beach Chalet 

Conservation of Wolfgang Gersch's 

Painting 

Proposed Donation of 5 Paintings by 

Helen Ludwig 

Mural Design Review: John Adams Mural Project 

Miranda Bergman, Arch Williams 
Jane Norlong 

Jo Tucker/Visitation Valley Recreation Center 

Griffith Pump Station - Discussion re: Method of 
Proceeding with Art Enrichment 

Market Street Art in Transit Project: Denial of 
Funding 

Douglas Field House: Review of Artist's Ideas re: 
Art Enrichment 

Old Business 

New Business 

Ad j ournment 



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MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MINUTES/ JUNE 17, 1987 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

JUL 2 1387 

SAN FRANCISCO 

PMRUC URRAPV 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, June 17th, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Arts Commission 
Conference Room at 45 Hyde Street on the third floor. 



ROLL CALL; 



COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 



Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business, 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were thoroughly discussed 
and administrative directives suggested (where 
appropriate. ) 



New Langton Arts/ 
Maria Nordman Installa- 
tion 



SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

I. New Langton Arts/ Judy Moran, Director of New LangtonArts 

requested permission for the artist to 
have a one day installation of her art work 

in Union Square, following her month long 
exhibition at the gallery. Ms. Moran informed 
the Committee members that she has been in 
contact with the staff at the Recreation and 
Park Department and that someone from Langton 
will be on-site at all times during the 
installation. Commissioner Hanson requested 
that Langton provide appropriate and adequate 
signage to accompany the installation. 

II. Progress Report: Location 
Search for Gandhi Sculpture 

Both Jill Manton and Debra Lehane reported 
on the progress to date regarding the search 
for an appropriate location for the Gandhi 
statue. It was the consensus of staff that 
a waterfront site would perhaps be the most 
appropriate for this statue. Staff at Recre- 
ation and Park Dept. had been contacted re: 
this concept and they suggested that the Gen- 
eral Manager, Mary Burns, be contacted direct- 
ly regarding this. According to Ms. Lehane, 
Director Claire Isaacs will speak with Ms. 
Burns about this project. 



III. Fulton Street Field 
House Art Enrichment 



Architects Berry Von Hungengroth and Jim 
Bukerspresented the architectural drawings 
and floor plans for this project, located on 
Fulton and 21st Streets. The budget for the 
art enrichment will be approximately $2,000. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 17, 1987/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



III. Fulton Street Field House 



IV. 



Christine Puskas/Mural 
Proposal/Upper Noe Valley 
Recreation Center 



V. 



Miraloma Field House/ 
Design by Kimiko Kogure 



The architects suggested that the art enrichment money 
be used to commission an artist to create a decorative 
screen for the fireplace which is the focal point of the 
room. The Commissioners also explored the possibility of 
commissioning an artist to create tile designs around 
the fireplace mantel. After reviewing photos and drawings, 
a consensus was reached to commission an artist to 
create a metal fire screen for the project. 

Commissioner Hanson spoke of aesthetic concerns relative 
to the design of the mural proposal. She stated that 
the Committee members agreed that the design had improved 
over the course of the past few months, however, it was 
still not finalized, and' as such, not ready for final 
design approval from the Arts Commission. She emphasized 
her concern regarding the unresolve of the formal elements 
in the mural, specifically, the focus of the design,, the 
movement, coloration and relative positions of people, 
objects, foreground and background. She advised the artist 
to keep in mind the effect of "blowing up" the design to 
scale and the impact that it will have upon the viewer and 
the space. Ms. Puskas brought with her Mary Blaustein, the 
President of the Noe Valley Neighborhood Association, voiced 
her support for the artist's project. Commissioner Hanson 
urged the artist to work slowly with her project to refine 
and improve the design. The Commissioner also spoke of the 
possibility of cancelling the project if a satisfactory de- 
sign could not be achieved. 

This was the first project in which an artist was commissionet 
to actually design a portion of the project, instead of 
creating or providing an art work. The Committee was shown 
the tile design created by Ms . Kimiko Kogure for the Miraloma 
Field House. They were extremely pleased with the result, 
as were the architects and Recreation and Park Dept. staff. 



VI. Report from the Registrar 



Ms. Lehane presented 5 paintings proposed for donation by 
Helen Ludwig to the Committee for their review. The Committee 
was impressed with the generosity of the artist and the 
quality of the art work and voted to concur with the Curator- 
ial Committee's vote to accept the work. 



Ms. Lehane explained that artist Wolfgang Gersch had loaned 
atleast two of his paintings to the City at no cost during 
the tenure of Michael Bell. The painting loane4 to SFGH had 
beendamaged with a restoration cost of $500. The Hospital 
agreed to pay $250 and Ms. Lehane requested that the Commis- 
sion agree to pay the other $250. The Committee was extremely 
concerned about this situation and directed Ms. Lehane to 
research any other such loans for which the Arts Commission 
might incur similar liability. In this instance, they recom- 
mended that the Finance Committee approve the expenditure of 
$250 to the artist. 



Beach Chalet - See attached summary. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 17, 1987/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



VII, 



Mural Proposal/John Adams 
Community School 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

Arch Williams, Miranda Bergman, and Jane Norling were 
present to present their mural design for the wall in 
front of the John Adams Community College on Masonic and 
Hayes Street. The theme of the mural focused upon the 
education of people from all stages of life, infancy 
through retirement. The muralsits explained that they 
had consulted with the community and staff at the college 
in the development of the design and its imagery. The 
Committee voted to approve the mural design. 

VIII. Jo Tucker/Visitation Valley Ms. Tucker presented her design for the mural which 
Library communicates the development of a new positive image 

and concept for the residents of Visitation Valley. She 
explained that the design had been developed and refined 
with the assistance of community members and had been on 
public display in the Library. The Committee voted to 
approve the design. 



IX. Griffith Pump Station 
Art Enrichment 



X. Market Street Art Program 



Jill Manton explained that this was a particularly 
difficult project to develop because of the sculptural 
nature of the landscape design. She suggested that 
the Committee attempt to communicate as clearly as possible 
their concerns about the project in the prospectus which 
would be distributed to a wide range of artists. The 
Committee accepted the recommendation that Leonard Hunter 
be asked to serve on the Selection Panel along with members 
of that community. The Committee directed staff to proceed 
with the project. 

Jill Manton informed the Committee of the pending cancella- 
tion of this ^ million dollar art -in-transit program. 
She explained that PUC had informed her that UMTA funds 
were no longer eligible for public art programs and 
that a letter had been written to the City Attorney's 
office requesting an opinion on the applicability of the 
City ordinance to this project, however, the result of 
that inquiry would be predictably negative. The Commissioner.' 
were extremely upset and requested a meeting with the 
appropriate persons from the PUC to discuss this further. 
In addition, the Commissioners asked that the PUC be reminder 
of their obligation to present the final design drawings 
to the Arts Commission before construction could proceed. 
Further, the Commissioners cited as a precedent the applica- 
tion of the ordinance to projects such as parks, rehab or 
remodellings, and Clean Water Projects such as the Great 
Sea Wall. 



XI. Debra Lehane - Proposal 



XII. PUC __ MUNI Project at US 
Steel Building 



Ms. Lehane took the opportunity to raise the possibility 
of using percent for art funds from small projects to 
cover the costs of getting art works in the collection 
out of storage and ready for installation. She also 
questioned whether public art fund monies could be used 
for this purpose. The Committee suggested further study of 
these issues. 

The Commissioners agreed that the site and surrounding 
envirorment should be thoroughly examined before finalizing 
the concept for the art enrichment program. A meeting was 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/JUNE 17, 1987/PAGE 4 

SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



XII. PUC - MUNI 



XIII. Public Art Symposium - 
Philadelphia 



XIV. Joint Committee Established 
for Assyrbanipa 



scheduled for Tuesday, June 23 at 11:00 AM to examine 
the site. 

The Committee voted to approve the attendance of 
appropriate staff at the Symposium this October. They 
felt that the issues to be covered were of significant 
importance to the continued development and operation 
of our Public Art Program. 

Ms. Lehane reported that a Joint Committee comprised of 
Library Commissioners and Arts Commissioners was to be 
established to discuss the siting of the statue of 
Assyrbanipa. The Visual Arts Committee determined that 
most appropriately, it would be their responsibility to 
serve on this Committee. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1 . ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



3 . ORDERED : 



4. 



ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve concept of art enrichment for Fulton 

Street Field House to consist of a metal screen designed 

for the building's fireplace for a total cost not to 

exceed $1,800. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Jo Hanson 

Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to request appropriation of $250 from the 
Finance Committee to conver the cost of repairing 
loaned painting by Wolfgang Gersch 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to approve the design for a mural at the John 
Adams Community College by artists Miranda Bergman, 
Arch Williams, and Jane Norling. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to approve the design of the mural proposed for 
the Visitation Valley Library. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

Motion to support the attendance of appropriate public 
art staff at a National Symposium on Public Art in 
Philadelphia from October 7-11, 1987. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

Motion to accept with gratitude and great appreciation 
the donation of five paintings by Helen Ludwig. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /PAGE 5 /JUNE 17, 1987 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



7 . ORDERED : 



Motion to rescind Resolution No. VA121-86-355 based upon 
correspondence with the Human Rights Commission dated April 
7, 1987 in which the Commission authorized the Director of 
Cultural Affairs to enter into contract with Anne Rosenthal 
for the Beach Chalet mural restoration in the amount of 
$62,000. 



Motion: 
Second: 
Consensus: 



Robert LaRocca 
Jo Hanson 
Unanimous 



8. ORDERED: 



Motion to rescind Resolution No. VA12 1-86-356 based upon 

correspndence from the Human Rights Commission dated April 7, 1987 

in which the Commission authorized the Director of Cultural 

Affairs to enter into contract with Genevieve Baird for 

Beach Chalet mosaic and woodwork restoration in the amount 

of $25,500.00 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



There being no further business, the Committee meeting was adjourned, 
Respectfully submitted, 




w NjCuctf' 



JiM Manton 

Coordinator, Art in Public Places 




ADDENDUM VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE REPORT June 17th, 1987 

BEACH CHALET CONSERVATION CONTRACT Submitted by Debra Lehane , Registrar 



45 Hyde Street 

Suite 319 

San Francisco, CA 94102 

415 558 3463 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 
Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 



The Arts Commission procedure for awarding the conservation contracts 
for the Beach Chalet has been investigated by the Human Rights Commission 
based on a claim received by that office. Their investigation has found 
a procedural flaw in the process which the Arts Commission used in its 
Request for Proposals evaluation. 

After lengthy discussion with both the Human Rights Commission and 
the City Attorney's office, we have been advised to rescind the contracts 
issued in December to Anne Rosenthal for the mural work and to Genevieve 
Baird for the woodwork and mosaics. Once the contracts have been 
rescinded, all claims are null and void. 

We have been further advised to select a new advisary committee for 
reviewing the proposals. We do not have to "re-advertise" but can 
review with proposals received since there is no complaint indicating 
that someone was not able to bid. The complaint consisted of the lack 
of minority, women, and local business advantages beging granted in the 
point system. (see Human Rights Commission letter dated April 7, 1987) 

The criteria and points will be as follows: 

Credentials and previous fresco experience: 70 points 
Design of proposal: 20 points 

Cost: 10 points 

Total 100 points 

The proposals will be reveiwed by the Advisary Panel and divided into 
categories for both Murals and Mosaic /Woodwork since some selected to 
propose work on all and others selected specific work. Conservators 
usually have specialties and therefore it is possible that more than 
one contractor may be selected for the Conservation work at the Beach 
Chalet. 




It has been suggested that the New Advisary Panel consist of Linda 
Scheifler from the Asian Art Museum, Lesley Bone from the Fine Arts 
Museum and Don Stover from the Fine Arts Museum. Don Stove is a carry 
over from the previous committee, but it was felt that replacing the 
curator on this committee would be extremely difficult given that the 
murals are currently covered for protection and someone else would not 
be able to see and assess their condition and historic value. Both 
Ms. Scheifler and Ms. Bone are familiar with the murals and would fullfill 
the committee's conservation component. 

It has been suggested by the City Attorney that interviews also take 
place, but the Human Rights Commission does not require such. Interviews 
will occur only if the Advisary Committee decides it would be of value 
in their selection process. 

After the July 6th meeting a packet of information which includes the 
Human Rights Commission information and an explanation of the above procedure 
will be sent to all conservator who submitted proposals. Two Painters/ 
Restorers will receive a letter of explanation that they did not qualify 
for the conservation work due to lack of conservation training. 






City and County of San Francisco 




Human Rights Commission 

Office of Minority/Women Business Enterprise 

Office of Contract Compliance 

Office of Dispute Resolution 



April 7, 1987 



Ms. Debra Lehane 

Registrar 

The Arts Commission of 

San Francisco 
45 Hyde Street 
San Francisco, CA 94102 



Dear Ms. Lehane: 



Re: Beach Chalet Proposals 



Thank you for your letter dated March 30, 1987 along with several documents 
requested by my staff. A careful review of the documents and proposals for the 
above referenced project has been completed. Unfortunately, it appears that 
you have failed to include the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 
Affirmative Action Program covering consulting contracts in your Request For 
Proposal (RFP) dated July 16, 1986. In order to be awarded a consulting 
contract by the City and County of San Francisco, the consultant team must the 
requirements of the HRC's Affirmative Action Program (AAP), authorized by 
Chapter 12B.4 and Chapter 12D of the San Francisco Administrative Code as 
amended. 

The methodology used to ultimately arrive at a final selection appears 
subjective and flawed consisting of comments, i.e. unclear, OK and good which 
were added up in some manner and rated overall from One (1) to Ten (10). 
Absent are scoring for specified areas of work noted in the RFP covering: 

1. the experience of the individual (s) 

2. the design of the treatment 

3. the cost 

The selection comment sheet does not ascribe a pre-determined point value 
to the aforestated adjectives used for selection. However, the overall rating 
while it is uncertain in several respects does provide some insight as to which 
of the firms the selection panel felt was most qualified. 

Notwithstanding, there is no way for us to assess the importance or 
significance the selection panel placed on each level of selection relative to 
the above criteria. 



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The established procedures for contract award are provided in Section IV of 
the HRC-AAP. 

Section 1V.[(2)C (2)a, b] require: 

(a) "Each evaluator shall score each consultant on a point system based on 
pre-determined evaluation criteria and pre-determined point value." 

(b) "After all consultants have been reviewed at each phase, each 
evaluator will total the score for each consultant team." 

You are advised that Chapter 12D.8(B)3 and Section 3C. (C) (D) Page 13 of 
the HRC adopted Rules and Regulations FY 85-86 requires awarding authorities 
to: 

12D.8(B)3 "extend a five percent (5%) preference for a local business 
(except where prohibited by State or Federal law or regulation) and a 
five percent (5%) preference for a minority or women bidder or proposer 
in the award of all bids and contracts and in the composition of rating 
scales; however, local minority or women bidders shall receive a ten 
percent (10%) preference;" 

Minimum Goals: Without the prior approval of the Commission, these goals 
shall be a minimum of 30% for MBE primes and 10% for WBE primes of the 
dollar value for eligible contracts and 30% and 10% for concessions and 
leases for fiscal year on a department-wide basis. 

Set Aside Provisions: The MBE/WBE plan shall detail the department's plans 
for meeting the Set Aside provision of 10% (ten percent) for MBEs and 2% 
(two percent) for WBEs of all eligible contract dollars. To demonstrate a 
good faith effort, each department shall, as part of its plan, prior to the 
start of the fiscal year, identify those contracts to be let which have the 
potential for award to an MBE or WBE as the prime contractor. Subject to 
the prior approval of the Director of the Human Rights Commission, the 
awarding authorities shall have the authority to designate that the bidding 
for certain designated contracts will be limited to certified MBE/WBE 
bidders if there are three or more qualified certified MBEs/WBEs from the 
Directory. 

With regard to competitive prices, your letter dated February 17, 1987 to 
Mr. Richard Lorenz, responding to an inquiry concerning this matter indicates 
that since the Anne Rosenthal proposal was priced at $62,000 and Geneieve Baird 
at $25,000 for a grand total of $87,500, the Lorenz proposal was less 
competitive at a price of $100,000 for both the murals and mosaic-wood work 
which comprises the total contract as presented. 



Ms. Debra Lehane -3- 



Our review of the proposals in the context of cost to the City show 
conclusively that the association of Lorenz, Portue & Rieniets submitted the 
more competitive price with their proposal for the mural work in the amount of 
$58,000 while the Anne Rosenthal consulting team submitted a higher price in 
the amount of $62,000, (Mural work only) or 6 percent. We have arrived at this 
conclusion taking into account the following: 

First, neither Rosenthal nor Baird submitted proposals for the entire 
project. Rosenthal competed for the Murals only and likewise Baird competed 
strictly for the Wood and Mosaic work. Therefore, it appears incongruent with 
this procurement to have added contract fees of the latter firms who were in 
competition, as separate entities, for dissimilar scopes of work and to compare 
them against the Lorenz consulting team. 

Secondly, but of no lesser importance is that in the manner in which this 
procurement was conducted, MBE/WBE/LBE' s were denied preferences mandated under 
Chapter 12D of San Francisco Administrative Code. 

Third, since Mr. Portue is claiming status as a local small minority 
business enterprise he may have been eligible to receive Chapter 12D 
preferences as well as other consultant teams which meet HRC requirements. 

Pursuant to Section III (A) of the Human Rights Commission Affirmative 
Action Program you are further advised that it is the responsibility of the 
awarding agency to include the Affirmative Action Program in all applicable 
requests for proposals. It is clear from our review of the documents submitted 
that this was not done nor is their evidence that the department attempted 
contact with HRC compliance staff for assistance in achieving compliance at the 
time procurement was initiated. 

Finally, in addition to the requirements set forth in Section 12D.8(B) and 
elsewhere, bid conditions and requests for proposals shall require bidders and 
proposers on prime contracts to include in their bid or proposal both MBE and 
WBE participation as subcontractors in the contract in a percentage which 
equals or exceeds the awarding authority's annual goals for prime contracts. 
Except as provided in Section 12D. 9(B)(2), bids or proposals not including both 
MBE and WBE participation in an amount which equals or exceeds that required by 
the bid conditions or request for proposals shall be declared non-responsive. 

To that end, we find it appropriate to call to your attention the 
utilization requirement under Section 12D. 12(C) which state the following: 

All consultant selection panels and awarding officers shall give 
appropriate consideration to the utilization goals of the contract 
awarding authority in evaluating, recommending and selecting contractors. 
The Director may assist such panels and the department staff in evaluating 
the impact of their recommendation or selection on achievement of the 
contract awarding authority's utilization goals. 



Ms. Debra Lehane 



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We have concluded from our investigation into this matter and on the 
information received that the procurement was defective as it did not meet the 
cited provisions of Chapter 12D of the San Francisco Administrative Code, as 
amended. Therefore, we recommend that the contract be recinded and reissued 
accordingly as HRC is unable to grant approval of the contract at this time. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at (415) 558-4901. 



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on Wednesdays August 19, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners' Room 
at the San Francisco Public Library, located at the intersection of 
Larkin and McAllister Streets 



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MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 
Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
laire N. Isaacs 




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II. 



III. 



IV. 



V. 



VI. 



VII. 



VIII. 



IX. 



X. 



Mural Design Review 

-Johanna Poethig/Harvey Milk Recreation Center 

Old Art Enrichment: San Francisco Police Academy 

Recommendation to Purchase Paintings from: 

-Craig Lasha and Noel Skidmore 

-Authorization to award framing to lowest qualified bidder. 

New Art Enrichment /Garfield Pool Project 
-Robert Appleton and Jorge Alvaro, Architects 

New Art Enrichment /Fulton Street Clubhouse 
-Review of slides from Osvaldo Valdes relative to 
screen commission for fireplace 

Report from the Registrar 

-Coit Tower - Historic Preservation Grant 
-Possible Conservation of Jose Moya del Pino Murals 
-Final Payment /Anne Rosenthal/Consultation re: Beach 

Chalet/$500.00 
-Consideration of request from Mexican Museum to 
exhibit paintings from SF Water Department from Oct. 26, 
1987 to February 12, 1987. (Recommendation from Curatorial 
Committee re: negotiation of shorter loan period.) 
-Text for Ashurbanipal/Assryian Monument 

Approval to Enter Into Contract with Gary Graham for 
Design, Fabrication and Installation of Paving Pieces 
at the Northern Police Station for a total of $5,000. 

Approval to Enter Into Contract with Following Artists 
for Art Enrichment at the Northern Police Station: 
-Shelley Jurs - Glass Sculpture/Cityscape/$4,500 
-Horace Washington - Cast Concrete Relief /$10, 000 
-Frances Valesco & Ron Moore - Community Room Mural 
-James Morgan and Seitu Din - Community Room Mural 

Final Payment Authorization/Joseph Slusky/Grattan Playground 
$2,500 

Percent for Art in Private Development /Report re: Cornelius 
Project 

Golden Gate National Recreation Area/Report re: Phillip 
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5? VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, September 16, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 
Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 
Commission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 

Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following- subjects were thoroughly discussed 

and administrative directives suggested (when appropriate.) 



I. Ashurbanipal Statue/ 
Discussion re: Text 
on Statue Base 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

Commissioner Hanson stated that all text 
and written information received by the 
Arts Commission regarding Gilgamesh should 
be compiled and sent directly to the Library 
Commission. The Commissioners wanted to 
explore the possibilities of changing the 
text already inscribed on the statue base 
with minimal visual disruption to the 
statue while at the same time, trying to 
anticipate and avoid future inevitable 
criticism. Narsai David stated that they were 
very willing to do whatever would be necessary t 
to solve the dilemna, when technically feasible. 
Commissioner Hanson indicated the following 
recommended changes: line 7: change "inspired 
imitation" to "exerted influence"; line 14: 
change"The statue shows the King.." to "The 
King grasps a lion cub, a prevailing symbol 
of power..." Commissioner Hanson further 
questioned the naming of individuals on the 
base. To this Narsai David responded that it 
had always been a part of the original pre- 
sentation made to the Commission. The donors 
to the project were to have their names inscri- 
bed in the base. Commissioner Rodriguez stated 
that the information on the cuneiform should 
also be inscribed on the plaque which would 
be placed on the base and thus, more accessible 
for the public's viewing. The Commissioners 
voted to approve the changes in the text indic- 
ated above and approved the inscription of the 
information on the cuneiform to be repeated on 
a separate plaque. The artist was to prepare 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES/SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 2 



SUBJECTS 



I. Ashurbanipal Statue 



II. Lombard Fillmore Parking 
Garage Art Enrichment 
Status 



III. Civic Design Committee vs. 

Visual Arts Committee/Issues 
of Jurisdiction 



IV. Christine Puskas/Upper Noe 
Valley Recreation Center 
Proposed Mural Design 



V. Rudy Lemcke /Proposal for an 
AIDS Memorial/Preliminary 
Review 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

scale representations of the proposed base design. 
The Committee further stated that the Joint Committee 
meet as early as possible to speed the project on 
to its completion. 

Regina Almaguer summarized the status of the project 
to date and requested the Commission's consideration 
of a contract modification that would increase 
the artist's fee by $40,200. Ms. Almaguer explained 
that the design prepared by the architect to 
accomodate the architectural crown at roof level 
necessitated additional costs. These costs were 
documented and the additional funds were approved 
by the Parking Authority pending the Arts Commission's 
approval of this modification. 

Ms. Almaguer reported that there were apparently 
' some questions regarding the role of the Civic 
Design Committee relative to decisions concerning 
art enrichment. Ms. Almaguer stated that Commissioner 
Rockrise had said that all art enrichment design 
concepts should be determined by the Civic Design 
Committee. He further stated that the Civic Design 
Committee should have the jurisdiction to approve 
the artist selected for the project. The Visual Arts 
Committee members stated that this was contrary to 
the established procedure and that this misunder- 
standing between Committees was causing confusion 
among the persons who present new projects to 
the Civic Design and Visual Arts Committee. As 
Chair of the Committee, Commissioner LaRocca said 
that a letter should be sent under his signature to 
the Civic Design Committee in an attempt to resolve 
this misunderstanding of jurisdiction and procedure. 

Ms. Puskas presented her design revision for 
the review of the Committee. Commissioner Rodriguez 
was concerned that the Committee continued to 
redesign the artist's mural. He suggested that 
perhaps, the artist was not yet ready to undertake 
the project. The artist had developed another design 
based upon the proposal previously submitted. This 
design involved a multi-colored overlay against 
a background of figures and the continents of 
the world. The Commissioners suggested that the 
artist consider working with another artist on the 
further refinement and revision of the design. They 
also stated their inability to approve the design 
as submitted and their reluctance to exploit the 
artist by asking her> to continue to make revisions. 
The artist stated that she was willing to proceed 
with more work and was committed to the project. 

Mr. Lemcke presented a very thorough outline of 
the issues involved in the development of this 
proposal for the review of the Committee members. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 3 



SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 



V. Preliminary Introduction 
AIDS Memorial 



He stated that the design of the work was • 
site-generated and it would represent for 
San Francisco, a remembrance of those persons 
who had died from AIDS. The artist then 
explained the symbolism of his design. Hd 
indicated his willingness to forego the 
inclusion of inscribed names on the stones 
in the river bed. He stated, however, that 
he would like the original intent to inscribe 
the stones with the names of individuals to 
remain a future consideration. Commissioner 
LaRocca made several specific comments regarding 
the relationship of the maquette to the site and 
its surrounding terrace. He stated that there 
was seemingly no relationship between the 
art work and the terrace and the site. He felt 
that the work itself needed further development, 
that it had "no guts." Commissioner Hanson 
stated that there were 3 levels of which the 
proposal must be evaluated; the design, future 
maintenance, and the appropriateness of the proposal 
for this site or anywhere. Commissioner Rodriguez 
stated that the addition of this art work to 
the Harvey Milk Plaza would be an asset. The 
artist commented that it is his intent that the 
art work be simple, elegant and understated. There 
was also some discussion among the Commissioners 
regarding the issue of having a memorial to a 
disease. Commissioner Rodriguez stated that it 
was not necessarily an inappropriate concept. The 
artist asserted that it would be a memorial to the 
victims of the disease, not to the disease itself. 
Commissioner LaRocca suggested that the artist 
conduct further study and design development with 
special consideration of the relationshipof the 
design to the space. Additional comments were 
made regarding the placement of the tree in the 
midst of the design, the variation of surface 
qualities and textures, the issue of shadow and 
light reflection. No action was taken by the 
Committee. The artist was commended by the 
Committee for the professionalism and thoroughness 
of his presentation. 



VI. 



Loan Request /Oakland Museum 
Lucien Labaudt Portrait 



Debra Lehane reported that the Oakland Museum 
had requested the loan of a self-portrait for 
inclusion in an exhibition running from Nov., 1988 
through August, 1988. Ms. Lehane stated that 
the painting could benefit from treatment by 
a conservator and that she would try to negotiate 
this as a condition of the loan. The Committee 
authorized the loan of the art work and its 
conservation. 

VII. Loan of Carmen Lomas Garza's Ms. Lehane reported that the Water Department had 

Paintings to Mexican Museum agreed to loan the 8 paintings by Carmen Lomas Garza 

to the Mexican Museum in exchange for the loan of 
a series of paintings from the collection of the 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 4 



VII. Loan of Carmen Garza's Paintings 

VIII. Location of Gandhi Sculpture 



IX. Northern Police Station Art 
Enrichment Progress Report 



Mexican Museum. 

The Committee requested information on 
the status of this project. Staff informed 
the Committee that Director Isaacs was 
to speak with Mary Burns of the Recreation 
and Park Department to discuss the possibil- 
ity of a seaside/bayside location or any 
other available and appropriate sites. 
The Committee stated that a directive 
be sent to Ms. Isaacs requesting an update 
on the progress of her negotiations with 
the Recreation and Park Department . 

Jill Manton reported that the two artists 
selected to perform commissions for the 
Northern Police Station were proceeding 
with preliminary design development. Ms. 
Manton suggested that any decisions regarding 
the mural and glass projects for the station 
be postponed until a later date because of 
the critical need to complete both artists' 
projects before the finish of construction . 
The Commissioners were also informed about 
the growing opposition to the mural project 
among the staff and officers at the Northern 
Police Station. 



REPORTS AND ORDERS ON FOLLOWING PAGES 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /SEPTEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE V 



REPORTS AND ORDERS 



I . ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the changes in the text of the 
Ashurbanipal Statue as revised by the Visual Arts 
Committee and to approve the inscription of the 
information contained in the cuneiform to be 
repeated on a second plaque that will be installed 
upon the statue base/pedestal. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



II. ORDERED: 



Motion to increase the contractual amount with Lee 
Champagne in the amount of $40,200 for increased 
scope of services related to the Art Enrichment 

Project at the Lombard Street Parking Garage. Add- 
itional services to include the fabrication, trans- 
portation and installation of the glass brick/neon 
sculpture as per the revised set of architectural 
drawings. Artist shll be responsible for hiring and 
coordinating any subcontractors as necessary in order 
to complete all aspects of the revised design and 
installation, and for paying all subcontractors in 
a timely manner. Artist shall make every effort to 
complete fabrication, transportation and installation 
of the work by November 29, 1987 or in time to coincide 
with the opening of the garage. 
Motion: Peter Rodriguez 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus: Unanimous 



III. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the loan of a self-portrait of 
Lucien Labaudt to the Oakland Museum for exhibition 
November 14, 1987 - August, 1988 with the strong 
suggestion that the Commission Registrar negotiate 
for some necessary conservation services. 
Motion; Jo Hanson 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 



There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:45 PM. 
RE spect fully submitted, 




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The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee will be 
held on Wednesday , ..October 21, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners' 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



1AYOR 


I. 


Manne Feinstein 


OMMISSIONERS 


II. 


icqueline Nemerovski 




resident 




obert LaRocca 


III. 


ice President 


ernon Alley 




mothy Duncan 




anley Eichelbaum 


IV. 


> Hanson 


'illiam Paterson 




ina-Marie B. Metwally 




eorge T. Rockrise 




?ter Rodriguez 




Dselyne C. Swig 


V. 


Hix M. Warburg 


I OFFICIO MEMBERS 


VI. 


esidents of the 


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inning Commission, 




creation and Park 


VII. 


>mmission 






VIII 


RECTOR 




lire N. Isaacs 






IX. 



X. 

XI. 

XII. 



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Art Enrichment for Louis Sutter Field House/ 
Review of Maquette Submitted by Maria Alquilar 

Daniel Herman/Proposal to Install Painting at 
Laguna Honda Hospital 

Resolution to Accept Statue of Ashuripanipal 
to be Submitted to Board of Supervisors 

Garfield Pool Mural by Domingo Rivera: 
Review of Communication from Recreation and 
Park Department 

Progress Report: Douglass Field House Art Enrichment 

Review of Horace Washington's Revised Design Proposal 
for Northern Police Station 

Arts Commission Gallery Exhibition Approval: Chain Reaction ; 
Report on Progress of Bill Fontana Sound Installation 

Review of Possible Donation submitted by Helen Ludwig 

Meetings to be Scheduled: 

Review of Site Proposed for Interior Children's Mural at 

Father Alfred Boeddekker Recreation Center 

Screening for Griffith Pump Station 

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New Business 

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1987 



The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was held 
on Wednesday, November 18, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 
Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
Pie^ident 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Veinon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichulbaum 
Jo I lanson 
William Pateison 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
R iselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 

Fi te Aris Museum, 
Li '.dry Commission, 
PI inning Commission, 
R i real ion and Park 
( mini sion 



I) ■RECTOR 
lire N. Isaacs 



ROLL CALL : COMMISSIONERS PRESENT COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 

There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal business. 

DISCUSSION: The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate) . 



SUBJECTS 

I. Discussion re: 

Placement of Gandhi 
Sculpture 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES /DISCUSSION 

Three locations for the placement of the statue 
were discussed as follwos: 1. at the inception 
of the Embarcadero Promenade, to the south of 
the Ferry Building, on the bay side of the concrete 
arc structure 2. centered within the Ferry Plaza 
plaza in back of the Ferry Bldg. and across from 
the entrance to the Sausalito Ferry; 3. along the 
concrete promenade, centered among the existing 
flagpoles. The Committee directed staff to contact 
the appropriate persons at the Port Commission to 
proceed with an exploration of the viability of 
this location. 



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II. New Art Enrichment This new project for a sewage transport and pumping 
Sunnydale Pump Sta-facility was described by the Project Architect 
tion Bruce Flynn and Harold Coffee from the Clean Water 

Program. Commissioner Hanson spoke of the future 
development of that area and its proximity to the 
innovative public art projects at the Candlestick 
State Park. She mentioned that this project pre- 
sented the Commission with a unique and special 
opportunity to involve an artist as a co-designer 
or collaborator oh the landscaped/pathway area. 
Both Mr. Coffee and Bruce Flynn were extremely con- 
cerned about the critical and restricted time frame 
in which they were working. They expressed their 
preference for a more traditional application of 
the ordinance that would not impact the overall 
project, nor interfere with its strict design 
deadlines. The Committee stated that a professional 
artist with expertise in this area would be able 
to work within the existing deadlines and contrbiute 
to the overall success and popularity of the project 
They requested that staff assemble a presentation 
of qualified artists for next week in order to 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

II. Sunnydale Art Enrichment Staff agreed to contact the Commissioners, architects 

and Clean Water if she was able to obtain all necessary 
materials. A brief discussion ensued regarding the budget 
and the Committee stated that this issue should remain open 
until we have involved the artist in discussion of the 
extent of the project to be undertaken. Staff was directed 
to negotitate the budget amount with Clean Water. 
Bruce Flynn raised the following questions: Who will be 
responsible for preparing the specifications? Who will do 
the architectural drawings? Who will have liability for the 
design? Until the next step, when an artist will be involved, 
these questions will have to remain unanswered. Everyone 
did however agree that the artist could only be involved as 
as co-designer/collaborator with the stipulation that the 
stated deadlines be met and compled with. 

III. Beach Chalet Progress Commissioner Jo Hanson expressed her concern regarding the 
Report apparent rush on the preparation of the lease contract 

proposals for the Beach Chalet restaurant and bar. She 
stated her belief that more time should be allowed in order 
to get the best possible proposal, with the best assurance 
that the art work will remain safe. Commissioner LaRocca 
suggested that the Visual Arts Committee could request that 
a thirty day extension be granted to applicants who are plann- 
ing to submit a proposal for the Beach Chalet . He suggested 
that the Arts Commission send such a letter to the Recreation 
and Park Department requesting the extension in order to 
ensure that a well-considered, well-thought-out lease arrange- 
ment will be procured. A motion was raised and unanimously 
accepted to communicate the above request to the Recreation 
and Park Department. 

Debra Lehane gave a progress report on the status of the 
mural conservation. She stated that the murals in the main 
lounge had already been completed and that the entire 
project should be finished by the end of December. She 
also requested an additional $2,046.71 for the conservator, 
Anne Rosnethal, for additional expenses incurred due to the 
fact that the City failed to meet certain contractual 
agreements, such as providing hot water, functioning lavatory, 
etc. 

IV. Presentation of Maquette Maria Alquilar presented a maquette of her proposal for 
Proposal by Maria Alquilar the "breast" of the fireplace at the Louis Sutter Field 
for Louis Sutter Field House. She explained to the Commissioner that the work 
House will be made in clay with high relief. The work will 

be brightly colored and will depict fish and underwater 
plant and animal life. The work will measure 65 x 38" 
and he artist will be paid $3,400. The Committee voted 
to approve the art work. 

V. Presentation of Proposal Claire Anderson from the Recreation and Park Department 
for Movable Art Work at and Betsy Miller Kusz, Artist-in-Residence at the 
Mission Recreation Center Mission Recreation Center presented a proposal from 

Mexican artist Nahui Ollin for a movable screen at 
the recreation center. The Committee was re-acquaintec 
the the exchange program in which the Mission Rec . Cti . 
was participating, whereby, a Mexican artist would core 



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SUBJECTS 

V. Nahui Ollin/Mission Recreation 
Center 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

to the Recreation Center at no expense to the City , 
At the Center, she would create an art work from 
donated materials which artwork would eventually 
become part of the City Collection. The artist 
would be teaching and working with community artisi s 
during her residency. The Commissioners were initially 
reluctant to approve the maquette because they were 
not acquainted with her work and the accompanying 
support materials did not include any slides or photos 
The eventually agreed to approve the maquette with 
the understanding that they would have the opportunity 
for further design review when the artist was in 
residence. 



VI 



Rudy Lemcke - Informational 
Presentation regarding AIDS 
Memorial at Castro and Market 



VII 



SF Arts Commission Gallery 

- Bill Fontana Installation 
Alternative Location 

- Exhibition Proposal - 
Moscow Teleport 



The Commissioners present (Commission Hanson departed 
meeting at 4:00PM) were very pleased with the design 
revisions made by the artist after his first present- 
ation to the Committee. Commissioner Rodriguez ex- 
pressed his concern regarding the strong geometric 
patterning created by the black and grey checkerboard 
granite'. He thought the geometric design was too 
strong and the colors used, too dark and brooding. 
Commissioner LaRocca stated the pavement should not 
detract from the overall project, that it should be 
subtle. He did state that this could be accomplished 
with the use of terrazzo as the paving material. He 
stated that it would be possible to vary the color- 
ation in a more subtle manner. Both Commissioners 
agreed that the artist had made a great improvement 
in his overall design. The artist stated his plan to 
continue garnering support within both the arts 
community and the community in the vicinity of the 
proposed location. Staff suggested that it would now 
be appropriate to introduce the idea to the agency of 
the City with specific jurisdiction over the plaza. 

Director, Anne Meissner informed the Commissioners 

that Bill Fontana would now go forth in the lot 

adjacent to the Arts Commission Gallery and will be 

entitled "Echo Garden". 

Anne Meissner described the proposed "Moscow Teleport" 

show for the Commissioners. This will involve an 

exchange of the work of cartoonists from both 

the U.S. and the Soviet Union and will also involve 

a form of satellite communicate between the gallery 

and participating artists in Moscow. The Commissioners 

voted to approve the exhibition. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



1. 



ORDERED ; 



Motion to request that the Director of the Arts 
Commission send a letter to the Recreation and Park 
Department requesting a 30-day extension of the 
deadline for the submission of proposals for the 
lease of the Beach Chalet. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus : Unanimous 



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ORDERED: 



Motion to approve a contract modification for 
Anne Rosenthal for additional documented expenses 
incurred in the conservation of the Beach Chalet 
murals because of the City's failure to meet 
certain specific contractual requirements. Motion 
to approve an amount of $2,046.71. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Robert LaRocca 

Consensus: Unanimous 



3. ORDERED: 



Motion to approve the maquette submitted by Maria 

Alquilar for the art enrichment program at the Louis 

Sutter Field House. 

Motion: Jo Hanson 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the preliminary maquette designed 
by Nahui Ollin for a movable screen at the Mission 
Recreation Center. 

Motion: Robert LaRocca 

Second: Peter Rodriguez 

Consensus: Unanimous 



ORDERED : 



Motion to approve the exhibition entitled, Moscow 
Teleport , at the Arts Commission Gallery, January, 1988 
February, 1988. 



There being no further business , Chariman LaRocca adjourned the meeting at 5:20PM. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



DECEMBER 16, 1987 



MAYOR 
Dianne Feinstein 



COMMISSIONERS 

Jacqueline Nemerovski 
President 

Robert LaRocca 
Vice President 

Vernon Alley 
Timothy Duncan 
Stanley Eichelbaum 
Jo Hanson 
William Paterson 
Anna-Marie B. Metwally 
George T. Rockrise 
Peter Rodriguez 
;Roselyne C. Swig 
Felix M. Warburg 

EX OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Presidents of the 
Fine Arts Museum, 
Library Commission, 

i Planning Commission, 
Recreation and Park 

ICommission 



DIRECTOR 
Claire N. Isaacs 




The regular monthly meeting of the Visual Arts Committee was 

held on Wednesday, December 16, 1987 at 3:00 PM in the Commissioners 

Room of the San Francisco Public Library. 



ROLL CALL: COMMISSIONERS PRESENT 
Jo Hanson 
Robert LaRocca 



COMMISSIONERS ABSENT 
Peter Rodriguez 



There being a quorum, the Committee proceeded to its formal 
business. 



DISCUSSION: 



SUBJECTS 



The following subjects were discussed and administrative 
directives suggested (where appropriate.) 



I. Final Payment /Gary Graham 
Northern Police Station 



II. Mr. Newton Albuquerque 
Proposal to Donate a 
Sculpture to the City 
Collection 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

The artist^presented a budget to the 
Committee to substantiate his request for 
additional funds for his project. He based 
his request on the fact that he had not 
originally calculated the expense of the 
2 metal tins in which he set his mosaic 
work. The Commissioners voted to authorize 
the allocation of the funds remaining in 
the project contingency fund to the artist, 
provided that he also caused to be fabricated 
and installed an appropriate plaque to identi- 
fy the art work. The Committee was also 
apprised of another request for payment from 
the project contractor. Apparently, the artist 
did not interpret the requirement to install 
the art work to mean that he would install 
it in the floor. He instead, interpreted it 
to mean that he would install it in the tins, 
thus, the contractor would be responsible for 
installing the work. In addition, the mosaic ' 
pieces were not 4x4' as specified to the 'j 
artist and will necessitate the cutting of 
surrounding tile in order to fit into the 
designated spaces. The contractor requested 
$434 which was approved by the Committee, thus 
deleting the contingency fund for the project. 

Mr. Albuquerque explained that he was speak- 
ing on behalf of Ricardo Levy, a Brazilian 
artist whose work he wished to donate to 
to the City of San Francisco. The Committee 
stated that a smaller work for an indoor 
location would be preferable because of the 



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II. PROPOSAL TO Donate 
a Work of Art 



III. Lombard Fillmore Park- 
ing Garage/Lee Roy 
Champagne Art Enrich- 
ment 



difficulty involved in locating an appropriate 
outdoor site and the high cost of maintenance. 
The Committee suggested that staff look into 
the availability of sites at the airport or 
the Moscone Center. Mr. Albuquerque stated 
that the artist would be happy to design a 
work specifically for the site. The Commissionei 
thanked Mr. Albuquerque for his generous propo- 
sal and directed staff to communicate with him 
as the site search progresses. 

Regina Almaguer reported that the artist 
will soon complete his project at the parking 
garage and requested the authorization of the 
Committee for final payment, pending completion 
of the work and inspection and approval of the 
work by both staff and the Visual Arts Committer 
Authorization was given under the circumstances 
outlined above. 



IV. 



Douglass Field House 



Final Payment Authoriza- Jill Manton showed a polaroid photograph of 
tion to Lois Anderson/ the completed work to the Committee. She re- 
ported that installation was to take place 
on Friday, Dec. 18, 1987. The Committee was 
concerned that the artist would be out-of- 
pocket considering the small fee allocated. 
Jill Manton reported that pending the avail- 
ability of funds from REc and Park following 
the project's completion, they would like 
Ms. Anderson to conduct art classes for the 
community that would be based upon her method 
of creating an art work. The Committee voted 
to approve the final payment of $1,100, plus 
$200 which represented the additional cost of 
the protective fiberglass base and acrylic 
top-coats. 



V. 



Presentation of Art 
Enrichment Concept for 
Children's Playground 
in Golden Gate Park 



The project designer, Shannon Maloney had 
indicated her interest in using the art 
enrichment in such as manner as to integrate 
into the overall project design. Upon hearing 
Bill Fontana's sound sculpture, the designer 
expressed her interest in working with him 
to develop a sound component to the Children's 
Playground, which is being specifically designei 
to accomodate handicapped children. The Commit ti; 
thought it would be a wonderful idea, provided 
that the Recreation and Park Department were 
also in agreement. Ms. Manton explained that 
this was to be included as part of the overall 
project design at a later presentation to 
Rec and Park. The Committee voted to support 
this concept upon the pleasure of Recreation 
and Park Department's response, once acquainted 
with the project concept. 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES/DISCUSSION 

VI. Patricia Johanson The Committee discussed an appropriate 
Sunnydale Pump Sta- fee structure for the artist's participation 
tion Art Enrich- as a co-designer on the project. The artist 
ment had stated that the minimum fee she could accept 

for a project of this nature would be $30,000. 
The Committee did not wish to pay the artist the 
absolute minimal fee because they wanted to be 
assured that they received her best effort. They 
suggested a fee of $50,000, plus $5,000 for 
expenses, $5,000 for Arts Commission administration 
and a reserve fund of $10,000 for additional 
unanticipated expenses. The Commissioners want 
to ensure that the artist's designs will be 
included in the overall project design and not 
considered an "add-on" or alternate. They directed 
staff to negotiate with Clean Water for a $70,000 
allocation. If this was not acceptable to Clean 
Water, staff was directed to again contact both 
Committee members and the artist in an effort 
to reach an acceptable comprimise. The $50,000 
fee was to include the following: preparation of 
schematic drawings, design development documents, 
specifications for the contractor, the cost of 
any sub-consultants engaged by the artist and 
job observation during construction. The Commission 
ers urged staff- tcL_send the artist whatever mater- 
ial might be available from Civic Design, the 
architects, BCDC, Clean Water, etc. The Committee 
concluded its discussion on this subject by stating 
how enthusiastic they were about the involvement 
of Ms. Johanson in the capacity of co-designer/ 
collaborator on the Sunnydale Pump Station. 

VII. Progress Report re: The Committee directed staff to communicate with 



Gandhi Location 



VIII. Art Enrichment 
Screening for 
Griffith Pump 
Station 



the Port Commission regarding the anticipated 
completion of the project in October, 1988 to 
commemorate Gandhi's birthday. The Committee 
listened to a summary of a letter sent to Mr. 
Gandhi from Claire Isaacs regarding the importance 
of developing a local constituency of support that 
could be present at Port Commission and Board of 
Supervisor hearings. Staff was directed to obtain 
professional photos of the sites being considered 
for this project to send to Mr. Gandhi. 

The first screening for this project was 
scheduled for January 13th at 3:00 PM. Staff 
will contact Committee with specific location 
for screening. 



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SUBJECTS 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 



IX. Commendation of Jill Manton reported to the Committee regarding 

Anthony Smith for the recent vandalism of Anthony Smith's sculpture 
Voluntary Conserva-at the Father Alfred Boedekker Park. It occurred 
tion Services at a time when the Registrar was on leave and 

both Public Art Coordinators were leaving for 
a conference in Philadelphia. At the suggestion 
of staff , Anthony conferred with the foundry where 
the sculpture was cast and followed their instuctions 
regarding the cleaning and treatment of the sculpture 
After devoting more than 8 hours to the task, An- 
thony had successfully restored the sculpture to 
its original condition. Although there were no 
funds available to compensate the artist for his 
work, he was quite willing to donate his time 
and services to restore the work. The Commissioners 
expressed their deep appreciation and gratitude 
for the fine work done by Anthony Smith and recommen- 
ded that a resolution of commentation be put before 
the full Commission. 



X. Mission Recreation A meeting will be organized during the week of 



Center - Carmen 
Ramirez 



December 28th to view the sculptural screen in 
progress by Carmen Ramirez, an artist in residence 
at the Mission Recreation Center as part of an 
exchange program organized by SOMART. The finished 
work will be part of the collection of the City and 
County. Jill Manton reported that the actual work, 
even in its semi-fabricated state, was far more 
impressive than the simple maquette that the 
Committee had viewed last month. 



XI. Arts Festival '88 



XII. Discussion re: 

Artist Selection 
Procedures 



The Commissioners asked staff to report on the 

status of planning and development for the 
1988 Annual Arts Festival. Jill Manton responded 
that she had not been apprised of any developments 
to report upon. The Visual Arts Committee requested 
a status report from the Director at the next meeting 
of the Committee in January. 

This subject was discussed relative to a letter 
received by the Committee members from Michael Bell 
on behalf of one of his clients. In the letter, 
Mr. Bell indicated that his client had applied 
for four recent projects that were announced by the 
Art in Public Places Program. He also mentioned 
that a great deal of time and effort went into the 
preparation of each one of the proposals. The 
specific issues raised were the fact that they 
artist received four form letters in response which 
were impersonal and provided the artist with no 
direct feed back. In addition, the artist claimed, 
according to Michael Bell, that one of his drawing 
proposals was not even opened. In response to these 
comments, Regina Almaguer and Jill Manton made the 
following points. 1. Until the last series of 
rejection letters sent to artists, the artist's name 
and address had been typed in and signed individually 
by staff. 2. Any artist may at any time call the 



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SUBJECTS ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

XII. Selection Procedures office to discuss why their work was not accepted. 

Although this practice is not encouraged because 
of the work load of staff and the limitations of 
the telephone lines, some artists do call to 
make such inquiries. 3. The last public solicita- 
tion for art work for each of 4 different projects 
resulted in submissions from hundreds of 
artists. Given the lack of any clerical support, 
the increased workload of curatorial staff because 
of the Registrar's leave and the typically heavy 
project load that each person carries, the sending 
of a form letter did not seem unreasonable. 4. 
Both curators stated that they do carefully review 
each proposal that is submitted, making necessary 
screening decisions when appropriate. 5. In the 
case of Tom Martin Browne, Regina Almaguer re- 
sponded that she did indeed open the drawing 
submitted by the artist but was careful to fold 
it as the artist had, thus, possibly appearing 
unopened. Jill Manton responded that she had 
read the artist's proposal for the Griffith Pump 
Station and noted that she specifically remembered 
the proposal for in it the artist suggested the 
redesign of the landscape in order to better 
accomodate the placement of art work. The Comm- 
issioners had a copy of a letter to this effect 
along with the letter from MS Bell. Commissioner 
Hanson stated that we should be very careful 
about what we ask from the artists and that we 
should only advertise for proposals when indeed 
we were truly looking, not for the sake of 
satisfying some Human Rights or Civil Service 
requirement. Staff responded that that policy 
was already in practice. The Commissioners thought 
that artists shouldreceive letters with their 
names and addressed_Jtyped along with the original 
signature of the curator. The Commissioners also 
stated that staff should be extremely explicit in 
the prospectus distributed to more closely or 
accurately solicit work that will be appropriate 
for the site. Lastly, staff assured the Committee 
that artists did receive personal letters if their 
work had been personally solicited, if their 
work had been through more than one screening, or 
if there had been communication between staff and 
the artist regarding the proposal. The Comittee 
requested that staff respond directly to the letter 
from Michael Bell. 

XIII. Julius Wasserstein Jo Hanson requested that a meeting be arranged 
Estate in the immediate future to view the art work 

from Julius Wasserstein 's estate. The Commission 
would be able to select a work or work(s) for 
the collection, but it was important to do so 
immediately. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES /DECEMBER 16, 1987/PAGE 6 



SUBJECTS 

XIV. Review of Base Drawings 
for Ashuribanipal 



XV. New Business: 

Vandalism of Holocaust 
Memorial 



ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVES 

Commissioner- LaRocca stated that the 
drawing submitted was not one of pedestal 
design and surface treatment, but rather 
represented the proposed structural support 
from an engineering perspective. He stated 
that this would be best reviewed by a City 
engineer. 

Commissioner Hanson and LaRocca were 
distressed to learn about the recent vandalism 
of the Holocaust Memorial. Commissioner Hanson 
stated that the Mayor's Committee for the 
Holocaust Memorial had given the Arts Commission 
verbal assurance that a fund for maintenance 
of the memorial would be established by the 
Holocaust Memorial Committee. She pointed 
out that this represents a standard policy on 
the part of the Arts Commission with regard 
to the donation of large scale sculpture for 
.outdoor locations citing the Ashuribanipal 
statue, the Gandhi proposal and the pending 
gift of the Jim Dine sculpture. The Committee 
stated that a conservator should be consulted 
about the kind of funding needed to establish 
a maintenance endowment, taking into considera- 
tion regular care and cleaning as well as the 
fact that the memorial is a target for vandals . 
The Committee stated that the original group 
of donors should be approached with the endowment 
request to rectify the situation. The Committee 
further stated that all Commission efforts to 
ameliorate the situation should be well documen- 
ted. 



XVI. Mural Design Review/ 
Hawthorne School 



Susan Cervantes and Juana Alicia presented 
their mural proposal for the exterior facade 
of the Hawthorne School. They demonstrated 
how they were going to recreate the original 
architectual ornmentation that adored the 
school prior to its' earthquake proofing. 
A unique aspect of the design is the fact that 
it represents the sign language symbol, as 
well as the object for which the sign signifies. 
It will both serve to enhance the buildings 
architecture and to teach children the symbols 
of various words . The Committee enthusiastically 
voted to approve the design with the highest 
commendations . 



XVII. Arts Commission Gallery Director Anne Meissner apprised the Committee 

of the current situation surrounding the 
CHAIN REACTION exhibition. She explained 
the manner in which the show was curated and 
stated that the Gallery had no idea of the 
work to be exhibited by Marshall Weber in 
the front window of the gallery until minutes 
before the opening of the reception. She 
stated that according to the artist the art 
work T. anally an anti-fascist, anti-nazi 



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XVIII. Arts Commission 
Gallery 



statement. The Commissioners stated that 
this exhibition format, if continued, 
should have a policy that all work must 
be viewed previous to its placement in the 
exhibition. The Commissioners also commented 
on the location of the erotic art works 
at the gallery stating that it could have 
been placed in a more discreet location. 



REPORTS & ORDERS 



The following orders were thoroughly discussed and the Committee 
recommended their adoption by the full Arts Commission. 

1. ORDERED: Authorization for the Director of Cultural Affairs 

to enter into contract with Martha Heavenston for the 
design, fabrication, installation and transportation 
of a work of art for the 6th and Folsom Playground for 
a total amount not to exceed $39600. (From Dec. 9th mtg.) 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Peter Rodriguez 
Consensus : Unanimous 

2. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Gary Graham/Northern Police 

Station/$2316.00/Must include plaque for art work 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

3. ORDERED: Final Payment Authorization/Lee Roy Champagne/Lombard 

Fillmore Parking Garage/Pending Completion of the 
art work and its inspection by staff and a member of 
the Visual Arts Committee. — ___ 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus : Unanimous 

4. ORDERED: Motion to support the concept of working with Bill 

Fontana on the art enrichment component of the 
Childrens' Playground in Golden Gate Park upon the 
pleasure of the Recreation and Park Dept. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 



5. ORDERED: Motion to commend Anthony Smith for his voluntary 

services to treat and conserve a vandalized sculpture. 
Motion: Jo Hanson 
Second: Robert LaRocca 
Consensus: Unanimous 

6. ORDERED: Motion to approve the mural design for the Hawthorne 

School as presented by Juana Alicia and Susan Cervantes 
Motion: Robert LaRocca 
Second: Jo Hanson 
Consensus : Unanimous 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 PM. A)fis~ 



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